Back in the spring and summer, Osiris St. Brown was still talking about some of the major scholarship offers he wanted.
St. Brown no longer needs to do so as several of them have arrived in the last few weeks. Arizona State, USC, Stanford and Washington are among those to join the list of suitors for the four-star wide receiver from Santa Ana, Calif.
Boise State, Cal, Colorado, Illinois, Kentucky, Miami, Michigan, Michigan State, Northwestern, Notre Dame, Texas Tech, UCLA, Utah, Vanderbilt and Washington State have also offered.
“I guess they looked at my film from sophomore year and they probably compared it to my junior year film,” St. Brown said. “They see how much progress I’ve made and they assume next year I’ll make more progress. They’ve seen the progress that I’ve been making. At least that’s what the SC coaches said.
“That’s what Tee Martin said. He’s like, they’ve been watching me for a long time and seeing the progress I’ve been making so they wanted to offer.”
St. Brown believes a few key areas boosted his interest most.
“I think I'm bigger,” he said. “I’ve gotten stronger and faster. It’s helped me get off of press (coverage) way easier now and helps me with deep balls. My route running has definitely gotten better since I’ve been working on it for awhile now. Those are probably the top things.”
Over the next few months, St. Brown wants to start visiting some of these programs again with the fresh perspective.
Cal and Stanford can expect a visit in the near future. Midwest programs will likely see St. Brown and his younger brother, Amon-ra, a receiver in the Class of 2018, during a summer camp stop in the Detroit area.
“I’m probably gonna come out to Sound Mind, Sound Body and visit those schools,” St. Brown said. “Notre Dame, Michigan, Michigan State, Northwestern, stuff like that. I also want to take some visits out here to like Arizona State, Washington. I’m gonna check out Cal and Stanford soon. I missed Cal’s junior day (last) weekend but I’ve been talking to their coach and want to check it out.”
Notre Dame is no stranger to the St. Browns with their older brother, Equanimeous, a freshman wide receiver in the program.
Associate head coach Mike Denbrock has been in regular contact with Osiris over the last several months. Offensive coordinator Mike Sanford has also made some stops at Mater Dei High to check on the St. Browns and freshman quarterback J.T. Daniels during contact periods.
Daniels also has an Irish offer.
“I’ve been talking to them and DM coach Denbrock more often,” St. Brown said. “At first, I was talking to coach Elliott but now I’m talking to Denbrock. I’ve talked to coach Kelly a couple times too. It’s been cool now that they’re recruiting me. I can finally feel the experience that my brother had.”
Equanimeous has sent positive reviews of Notre Dame home while also encouraging his brothers to experience the recruiting process in full.
“He loves it up there and but he said to take as many visits as I can and figure out which school is best for me,” St. Brown said. “He said just do everything on my own. Don’t just go to Notre Dame because he’s there. He’s like, ‘Go to the school that fits you the best.’”