Santa Ana, Calif., wide receiver Amon-Ra St. Brown continues to impress at every camp or combine he attends. Not only that, he’s often recognized as the top performer there.
The five-star from Mater Dei was offered by the Irish two years ago and has been heavily recruited since.
Irish Illustrated caught up with Scout’s top receiver to discuss his status with Notre Dame.
So far, St. Brown has decided on two official visits.
“I’ll be taking official visits to Notre Dame and Stanford,” St. Brown said.
Several strong factors are in play with Notre Dame’s recruitment of the elite prospect.
“Notre Dame obviously has great education, my brother goes there and obviously the new staff, I only hear great things about them and then obviously the exposure that they have, being on NBC every weekend,” St. Brown said. “That’s huge. And they’re known for getting wide receivers out (into the NFL). That’s really big.”
The Cardinal has its own strong argument.
“Stanford, probably the best school that has great football also in the nation, so that’s a plus,” he said. “It’s on the West Coast, which is also nice. They have better weather here on the West Coast. And my brother (Osiris) goes there, so that’s also a plus.”
This summer, St. Brown may take unofficial visits to in-state programs on his offer list.
“I won’t be able to take any unofficial visits (out of state) before the season,” St. Brown said. “The only visits I’ll be able to take are Stanford on June 20, and maybe USC or UCLA bust I can’t travel right now because money is tight.”
Early in the fall, Mater Dei has many big matchups on their schedule. St. Brown will likely take his visit to Notre Dame later in the season. Mater Dei hosts Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas) on Sept. 1 and faces Bergen Catholic (New Jersey) on Sept. 16.
“I haven’t really looked at that yet because of my high school football schedule,” St Brown said. “We have some pretty big games early on so I don’t want to affect any preparation for those games.”
St. Brown took part in the Rivals Five-Star Challenge on June 9-10. During the event, he worked out with another top wide receiver prospect for the Irish.
“The receiver, Kevin Austin, he was on my team so I was talking to him and his dad was talking to my dad,” St. Brown said.
Although St. Brown has named just two schools in the works for an official visit this fall, he may add more in the future.
“I’m not sure right now,” St. Brown said. “But I would love to take more visits other than just those two.”
Ohio State, Michigan, Notre Dame, Stanford, USC and UCLA are the programs that St. Brown is in contact with on a consistent basis.
The 6-foot, 190-pound prospect holds them all on an even playing field.
“I don’t have any leaders right now,” St. Brown said.