Mater Dei wide receiver and four-star recruit Osiris St. Brown was one of the many recruits on the Stanford campus for a junior day event this past weekend, and he left saying “it’s probably the best visit I’ve had so far”.
St. Brown arrived Friday morning and toured the campus, met with coaches including Mike Bloomgren, Coach Tavita Pritchard and David Shaw. The group then broke up into position groups and watched film. St. Brown said he met with Coach Lance Anderson to talk about academics and admissions.
Sophomore receiver Trent Irwin was St. Brown’s host on-campus. The two players, along with Irwin’s roommate, a non-athlete, spent the evening walking around campus. It gave St. Brown the opportunity to see life on campus as a student.
“When you’re done with practice and stuff or you don’t have any homework, that’s who you’re going to be hanging out with,” St. Brown said. “It was cool to see what they do. We played pool and had a good time, and relaxed. It was really fun.”
Saturday was spent doing field walkthroughs, meetings with professors and then a one-on-one discussion with Coach Shaw.
Stanford recruited St. Brown’s older brother, Equanimeous, before he committed to Notre Dame. The Stanford coaching staff didn’t want Osiris to follow his brother’s lead.
“They were definitely on me hard. At lunch when I sat down, Coach Bloomgren sits down to my right and Coach Tavita Pritchard sits down to my left,” St. Brown said. “They definitely conveyed to me that they really wanted me there.”
And St. Brown’s experience with the coaching staff during his brother’s recruitment as well his made him feel at home.
“It’s almost like they’re family, it was really cool seeing them again.”
St. Brown said it would be ideal for his decision to be made by the start of his senior season, but only if the decision is clear to him.
He will be participating in The Opening: Oakland regionals in May and will visit Cal at that time. He said there would be a chance he would go back to Stanford if time permits. Other summer plans could include visiting schools in the Midwest, but they have not been officially scheduled.