SOUTHFIELD, Mich. -- Standing 6-foot-4, 200-pounds, 2015 Anaheim (Calif.) Servite wide receiver Equanimeous St. Brown was easy to spot during Friday’s camp session at Sound Mind Sound Body.
Unable to be covered in the 1-on-1’s, St. Brown had several college coaches standing around whispering and wondering who the big, fast, skilled wide out was, beating the defensive backs play after play, right in front of their eyes.
“I think I did good,” St. Brown told GoBlueWolverine. “I think I could have done a little better. But overall I did pretty good.”
St. Brown’s dominant performance brought a slew of onlookers, potentially bringing out some nerves in young athletes, but not with this California product. St. Brown says having the coaches standing on the sideline only fueled his play.
“I talked to Illinois and they gave me an offer today, so that made me really happy,” said St. Brown. “I’m excited. Michigan and Ohio State seem very interested and talked to me during the 1-on-1’s. It kind of got me going.”
Officially on the Michigan Wolverines recruiting radar after the camp, St. Brown has a hint of familiarity with the Maize & Blue and what they bring to the table on college football Saturday’s.
“I like the quarterbacks and receivers they have here,” said St. Brown. “I always know about the quarterbacks because they’re always good.”
The trip to Sound Mind Sound Body wasn’t exactly a car ride around the corner like it was for hundreds of local kids in attendance, but the idea of being so far from home or potentially landing at a school thousands of miles from home isn’t something that bothers the very worldly young man.
“My mom’s German and I speak both German and French,” said St. Brown. “I lived in Paris for like four months and I go to Germany every summer. I’m kind of used to traveling so it’s not an issue.”
Playing for a high school program that spent the better part of the time running the football offensively, St. Brown’s blocking ability is advanced for his age. After a coaching change and philosophy change this off-season at Servite, St. Brown is looking forward to the opportunity he’ll have to make plays this fall.
“They fired the head coach and we’re going to run the spread and we’re going to base the offense around me,” said St. Brown. “I’m looking forward to my junior year.”
Overall, the trip all the way out to Michigan for Sound Mind Sound Body proved to be more than worth it for St. Brown, learning valuable lessons on and off the field throughout.
“Waking up was kind of hard because of jet lag,” said St. Brown. “But I came out here, saw the coaches, and it got me excited to get out here and show them what I can do, and get better. I like the information they gave me in the theatre about being recruited.
“It helped me learn how to talk to coaches and what they’re looking for in a player. It gave me a break during the middle of it too so it was really cool (to hear them speak).”