MACOMB, Mich. - Amon-Ra St. Brown didn’t know quite what to think when the conversation with Brian Kelly concluded.
Kelly made his way to suburban Detroit on Friday for the second day of the Sound Mind, Sound Body Football Academy. He was a featured speaker and watched several Notre Dame recruiting targets during individual drills and one-on-one sessions.
Amon-Ra, a rising sophomore receiver, and his older brother, Osiris, also a receiver, were both in attendance. Osiris already holds an Irish offer, landing it when Kelly made an in-home visit last winter to oldest brother Equanimeous St. Brown, who will enroll at Notre Dame this week.
Kelly let Amon-Ra know he has the green light to follow Equanimeous to South Bend.
“I was amazed when he first gave me the offer,” Amon-Ra said. “I was shocked. I was just amazed and didn’t know what to say.”
The brothers have talked some about potentially all going to the same college. But it’s also not something that has dominated their thought process. Amon-Ra plans to go through his recruitment independently of his brothers, and that process is just getting started. Amon-Ra said he doesn’t plan to make a commitment “any time soon.”
“If we all go to school together that’d be great,” he said. “But you know, Osiris and I are gonna do our own thing. We’ll see what happens.”
“It helps a lot,” Amon-Ra said. “Equanimeous was obviously the first one and he learned what to do and what not to do. Now Osiris is going through it too.”
One of those lessons learned was to get into offseason competition. Amon-Ra works with the B2GSports 7-on-7 program, which operates on a busy schedule. Earlier this spring they were in East Chicago, Ind., for a 7-on-7 tournament and visited Notre Dame.
Sound Mind, Sound Body represented another chance to get valuable reps, this time in front of college coaches. Equanimeous attended Sound Mind, Sound Body last summer.
“I thought I did well,” Amon-Ra said. “A lot of people were fighting for reps because everybody is trying to get seen. I thought I did what I could.”