ANAHIEM, Calif. – As the younger brother of current Notre Dame wide receiver Equanimeous St. Brown, junior Mater Dei wideout Osiris St. Brown is doing his part to continue the family legacy.
To start the season, Brown helped lead his team to victory over one of California’s elite programs, Bishop Amat, in close fashion by a score of 24-21. Since that time, Mater Dei has hit its stride and amassed a perfect record at this point.
“So far its been going pretty good as a team,” St. Brown told Today’s U. “We are 5-0. We beat Bishop Amat in week one, and they’re ranked No. 1 or 2 in California, so after we beat them that was a big confidence booster. I think as a team we are really coming along.”
St. Brown, who is listed at 6’2” and 178-pounds, is ranked as a 4-star recruit according to 247Sports.com. He says his season is also off to a positive start on a personal level as well.
“Personally I think it’s been going pretty good,” St. Brown said. “I played three of our first five games and I think it’s going pretty well. I like how we are running the offense. We usually run about 30 carries and around 25 passes, so we are pretty deep. We run the ball since we have a great running back, quarterback and offensive line and also our receiving corps is pretty nice. I think we are doing good overall.”
Ranked as the No. 9 receiver in the 2017 class, St. Brown is an elite talent thanks to his athletic ability and ball skills. These traits have made St. Brown a wanted commodity on the recruiting trail, and the 4-star prospect broke down why he is such a special player.
“I would say I’m pretty good at taking the top of the defense with jump balls in the end zone,” St. Brown said. “I’m also pretty fast and I think I’m pretty decent after the catch, so I have pretty good speed. I will take off on you.”
These skills have generated St. Brown a high amount of collegiate interest so far. With three new offers from UCLA, Vanderbilt and Colorado in hand, he’s up to 14 scholarship offers already.
“It’s been going pretty good,” St Brown said. “Over the past couple weeks I picked up two new offers in the PAC-12, so it’s definitely picking up on the West coast. It’s cool that it’s picking up on the West coast, but it’s been pretty smooth.”
St. Brown broke down his reaction to receiving his latest offers and explained why both offers were special to an athlete with plenty of options in front of him.
“It was huge for me,” St. Brown said. “Colorado, I’ve always liked their program. With UCLA, I’ve known coach [Eric] Yarber, the receiver coach, for a while. It’s always cool having an offer from them now. I’ve been there a few times and it’s nice to possibly play there.”
In addition to UCLA and Colorado, St. Brown sports offers from Notre Dame, Boise State, Illinois, Kentucky, Miami (Fl.), Michigan, Michigan State, Northwestern, Texas Tech, Utah and Washington State. With many schools in pursuit, the wideout has taken several visits over the past six months and talked about his time on the recruiting trail. He’s visited USC, Stanford, UCLA, Miami (Fl.) Northwestern, Notre Dame, Michigan and Michigan State since summer.
“They were all different, but I liked all the schools I went to. I don’t even know which one was my favorite,” St. Brown said.
Recently, the 3-star took a trip to Westwood to take in a Bruins’ football game and reportedly enjoyed his time on campus, especially considering the rapport that he has developed with UCLA’s wide receiver coach.
“It was cool, St. Brown said. “I got to talk to the coach Yarber. Pre-game I talked to him a little bit, and then I talked to him on the sidelines. It was cool seeing him again. I’ve seen him a lot, but it was cool talking to him. He’s always been an upstanding guy and like a mentor to me. It was cool talking to him. Seeing all the players out there, it was just a cool experience overall.”
As for the rest of the season, St. Brown has a rough outline of which schools he would like to see again, although he does not have any visits set in stone at this point.
“I want to get out to Stanford again, but also a Notre Dame game to see my brother and stuff like that,” St. Brown said. “Hopefully I can get out to Michigan and Michigan State around there. I don’t have anything set in stone, but those are my hopes. We will see how it goes.”
Click here to watch St. Brown’s sophomore highlight tape.