Santa Ana (Calif.) wide receiver Osiris St. Brown made waves on Friday when he announced his commitment to the Stanford Cardinal.
St. Brown and the Stanford coaching staff have had a strong relationship for quite some time. The Cardinal recruited St. Brown’s older brother, Equanimeous, but Notre Dame edged them out. Stanford was able to connect on Osiris.
“It came down to educations," St. Brown said. "Football at both schools at Notre Dame and Stanford are really good. I love both coaching staffs. When it came down to education, I felt like at Stanford you can't miss that. If you get an opportunity to go there, you have to take it.”
Stanford receiver Trent Irwin “raved” about his experience to the newly-committed wide receiver. St. Brown’s high school teammate and current Cardinal linebacker Curtis Robinson also provided insight and guidance during the process. That helped him pledge to the Cardinal, and St. Brown joins a small but very strong 2017 class featuring quarterback Davis Mills and tight end Colby Parkinson.
St. Brown wants to hit the ground running when his college career begins, and one thing working in his favor is the offense his Mater Dei team runs.
“Our offense actually kind of resemble (Stanford's). Last year, we ran the spread but this year we are actually working on entering an I-formation and different formations, flex and all that," St. Brown said. "So I feel like that's modeled after Stanford's offense.”
The new commit said it was important to him to make his commitment before the season so now he can focus on the season. His two goals are to sharpen his route running, a strength of his, and getting stronger, something his father, who is a two-time Mr. Universe, can help with.
In other words, buckle up, Cardinal fans.