Mater Dei wide receiver Osiris St. Brown knows the Stanford program well. His older brother, Equanimeous, was recruited by the Cardinal, but he eventually chose Notre Dame.
Now, Osiris, a rangy 6-foot-2, 175-pound matchup nightmare is getting recruited by the Cardinal.
In fact, he is heading to Stanford this weekend for a Junior Day event. St. Brown has been on campus before but wants to get some face-time with those close to the field and the classroom.
“I just want to see the coaches again…talk to the players and talk to the teachers,” St. Brown said. “I remember last year, when my brother went on his visit, there were some teachers you could talk to. I want to talk to some of the professors and see how it is.”
St. Brown spoke to Greg Biggins a few weeks ago and said Stanford, Cal and Washington had communicated with him most frequently. Currently, those three are still in constant communication with him, but a familiar school has come calling as well: Notre Dame.
St. Brown said there is a lot to like about Stanford, and he is hoping to get a better picture of how he could fit in their system.
“It’s one of the best educations in the country, and they’re pretty dominant in football. They were really good last year,” St. Brown said. “It’s everything about them: They have good football, good education. It’s really everything you could ask for.”
Education is a high priority for the St. Brown family. Osiris’ father, John Brown, who is a two-time Mr. Universe, added “St.” to his son’s last name to make them stand out. Brown’s sons can all speak English, French and German, the native-language of their mother.
St. Brown described himself as “Being able to stretch the field, get yards after the catch, good hands and good speed”, and says his game aligns similarly to former Baylor wide-out Corey Coleman.
The skills are there. The education and background are there. And St. Brown also has the advantage of watching his brother go through the recruiting process to help him through his recruitment.
“Watching my brother go through it, I just picked up on some things that he did like talking to coaches,” St. Brown said. “You can see how hard it is to, like, the best coaches all at once. It can be stressful, so I’m going to try to get a top-five or ten out soon and then just taking visits, you have to balance out your time.”
Though, big brother isn’t trying to push the Irish on him.
“He respects my space. He wants me to make the decision that is best for me.”
St. Brown hopes to narrow his future schools down to a top-five or top-ten in the near future. He also is setting up visits right now, which could include USC, UCLA, Michigan, Michigan St., Notre Dame, Washington, Oregon and Cal.