Santa Ana Mater Dei (Cal.) Mater Dei wide receiver Osiris St. Brown announced he has narrowed his list down to two: Stanford and Notre Dame. That’s not all.
He will be making his announcement on Friday.
The four-star recruit would be a welcome addition to Stanford’s small, yet very talented, 2017 class. The 6-foot-2, 172-pound star would join the class’ top quarterback in Davis Mills and tight end, Colby Parkinson, along with tight end Tucker Fisk and four-star athlete Sione Lund on the offensive side of the ball.
Greg Biggins gives this analysis of St. Brown:
St. Brown is a smooth receiver with great hands and very good body control. He runs very good routes, catches everything away from his body and shows the ability to run after the catch. He's a smart football player who knows how to get open, when to break off a route and when to settle in to a zone. He does a nice job catching the ball at it's highest point and is very good in jump ball situations. He needs to continue to get stronger and work on his top end speed but he has all the tools to be an impact college receiver
St. Brown plans to announce his decision on Friday evening via Twitter. He will tweet out an exact time earlier that day. He has been resting up an injured foot, but spent the summer visiting both schools. Now that he has spent some time with both of his final choices recently, St. Brown said relationships are what set these two above the rest.
“I feel like I have a great relationship with both these school’s coaches, and they have some of the best education around,” St. Brown said.
It's been quite a journey for the wide receiver, and even he can't believe a decision is on his doorstep.
“I feel like I’ve grown a lot. Freshman year, I wasn’t sure if I was going to even get any offers, but as time passed I realized college football is possible,” St. Brown said. “I also understood how important it is to visit schools so you can see yourself there (possibly).”
Now, St. Brown has his choice of two of the top programs in the country. When asked if he knew right now where he would end up, he said he would utilize his support system to talk through his decision.
"I'm going to take these next couple days to talk it over with my family."
Speaking of family, St. Brown’s older brother, Equanimeous, faced a similar decision just a few years ago and chose Notre Dame over the Cardinal. Will Osiris follow in his brother’s footsteps or will be the next great pass-catcher for David Shaw?
We’ll know Friday.