St. Brown headed to South Bend
Equanimeous St. Brown will leave the West Coast.
Come June the four- wide receiver from Anaheim, Calif., will enroll at Notre Dame after announcing a commitment to the Irish on ESPNU as part of its National Signing Day coverage. He chose Notre Dame over Utah, the only other program to host St. Brown on an official visit.
“I will be pursuing my academic and athletic career at Notre Dame,” St. Brown said. “They really wanted me. Coach Bob Elliott came to my house many times and I really like coach Brian Kelly.”
St. Brown gives Notre Dame a four-man class at receiver. He joins Miles Boykin, Jalen Guyton and C.J. Sanders, all four-star prospects as well.
Scout.com ranks the 6-foot-5, 210-pound receiver as the No. 210 prospect overall in the latest Scout300 and No. 29 at his position. He ranks behind only Boykin (161) among receivers. Sanders checks in at No. 268 while Guyton is a four-star prospect outside the Scout300.
“St. Brown is a long, athletic receiver with a ton of upside,” said Scout.com national recruiting analyst Greg Biggins. “He has strong hands, is a smooth route runner and better top end speed than given credit for. He has a college body right now and all the physical tools you could want in a next level wide receiver. So far, his upside has outweighed his production and there is some concern about his overall compete level, but from a talent standpoint he could go as far as he wants.”
Head coach Brian Kelly and assistant Bob Elliott, the recruiter of record, closed on St. Brown during an in-home visit last month. The trip also included a Notre Dame offer to sophomore prospect Osiris St. Brown, younger brother of Equanimeous.
“I’m very comfortable with those guys,” St. Brown told Scout.com afterward. “The home visits are unique because of the face-to-face time but there really isn’t all that much new information that you don’t already know. We talk on the phone all the time, so I was already know a lot about the school, the academics and my role in the offense.”
St. Brown is commitment No. 24 in the Notre Dame class following four-star running back Dexter Williams, who pledged earlier today.
“There’s a good chance I could see the field early, bit it’s going to take a lot of work,” St. Brown said. “They’re going to give me a fair chance, just like everyone else.”