MACOMB, Mich. - Twice Osiris St. Brown has trekked to the Midwest this offseason in search of competition.
St. Brown, a four-star rising junior wide receiver from Anaheim Calif., came to Chicagoland in April as part of the B2GSports contingent for a 7-on-7 tournament. He returned last week for Sound Mind, Sound Body Football Academy in the Detroit suburbs.
“In California we don’t have as big of DBs and stuff,” St. Brown said. “They’re more footwork and technique, quick and stuff. Out here these guys are definitely born naturally big. You get used to that once you go against them with the size you are.”
There has been some recruiting mixed into this offseason as well.
St. Brown visited Notre Dame in April with the B2GSports crew. His older brother, Equanimeous, is now enrolled in the Irish program as a freshman wide receiver.
Head coach Brian Kelly, associate head coach Mike Denbrock and a few other staff members followed up with Osiris at Sound Mind, Sound Body camp. They also offered a scholarship to the youngest St. Brown, Amon-Ra, a rising sophomore wide receiver.
It’s now possible all three St. Brown brothers could attend Notre Dame if they so choose, although it’s not something that has come up on conversation often.
“I think it’d be great if we stayed together,” Osiris said. “But we all know we want to have our own separate recruiting process. When we go to schools we want to check them out and whichever one we feel most comfortable at we’re probably gonna go to. Playing together at Notre Dame would be cool. It’d be great.”
Notre Dame offered Osiris last winter during Kelly’s in-home visit with Equanimeous.
“They still wanted to see us out in action,” Osiris said. “I think they’ve been focusing on my older brother and haven’t seen us run that much. I think now that they’ve seen us they feel comfortable giving us an offer and hoping we also grow more and end up like my brother, just having goals and the same thing we see in schools.”
Beyond adding a few more offers, the middle St. Brown isn’t in a rush to move his recruitment forward.
“I hope to get as many offers as I can so I have more options,” Osiris said. “But honestly, I’d like to commit around the beginning of my senior year. Signing day if I have to, but I definitely want to before my senior season. I think it gets more weight off your chest and off your back going into the season. Then you can have a nice senior season and go off to college.”