A duel between prestigious academic programs resulted the northern California-based one winning out for the services of four-star receiver Osiris St. Brown. The Anaheim-based pass-catcher chose Stanford over Notre Dame on Friday, pledging his collegiate services to the Cardinal, he announced on Twitter.
247Sports.com tabbed the 6-foot-2, 181-pound St. Brown as a four-star recruit among rising seniors. He gives Stanford just its sixth overall commitment for 2017 but adds to the Cardinal’s blossoming stable of higher-ceiling commits. David Shaw’s team now has four four-star prospects committed to join.
“I just always had this feeling ever since I first visited Stanford with my older brother a couple years ago,” St. Brown told Steve Wiltfong of 247 Sports. “Ever since then I’ve loved it and after they offered I took it more seriously.”
St. Brown chose the school in his home state over joining his brother in Indiana. Notre Dame’s roster houses Equanimeous St. Brown, who is a sophomore wide receiver.
“Both schools are so great academically, so it was hard to choose. It just came down to how I felt, what I wanted to study and which school had the better program to me,” St. Brown said, per Bleacher Report. “My brother understands I wanted to make my own decision. He respected that. He told me to go to the school that best fit me. I guess you could say I’m creating my own path.”
The newest Cardinal commit joins one of 2017’s top quarterback prospects, Davis Mills, the nation’s top-ranked tight end, in the opinion of 247 Sports, in Colby Parkinson and four-star running back Sione Heimuli-Lund. Stanford has emerged as a national power this decade under the guidance of Jim Harbaugh and now Shaw, finishing with at least 11 wins in five of its past six seasons, including a 12-2 year in 2015.
St. Brown also received scholarship offers from Oregon, USC, Michigan State and Michigan, among many other schools. He caught 43 passes for 884 yards and 12 touchdowns last season, per Max Preps.