The Stanford 2017 recruiting class added another weapon a few weeks ago when Mater Dei (Calif.) wide receiver Osiris St. Brown committed to the Cardinal.
His younger brother and fellow Mater Dei wide receiver, Amon-Ra, was up close and personal for the recruitments of Osiris and their older brother Equanimeous, who is a wide receiver for Notre Dame. It’s no surprise these two programs are among the group jumping out to St. Brown, as well as UCLA, Michigan St. and Alabama.
“I was really excited for (Osiris) because he loved Stanford all along, even before they offered him,” the class of 2018 recruit said. “My oldest brother at Notre Dame, he was also proud of Osiris. He obviously wanted him to go to Notre Dame, but at the end of the day (Osiris) had to do what was best for him.”
That’s been the name of the game for the St. Brown brothers. They support, they encourage, but they don’t try to sway their younger brothers to join their program solely to play together.
“Osiris never really tries to influence me on where I should go or where I should not go. He lets it happen, lets me decide or choose what I like or what I don't like,” Amon-Ra said. “We talk about things like where we are going to play and what we are going to do, but (my brothers) haven't forced me to do anything for like where I should go or what I should do.”
St. Brown did spend some time on the Stanford campus for a camp that also featured Osiris and Mater Dei quarterback JT Daniels. He had attended previous camps there but stood out at this year’s session.
The only other camp he attended this summer was at Notre Dame.
Moving forward, Amon-Ra and Osiris will both focus on getting bigger. One advantage they have is the wealth of knowledge and experience their father, two-time Mr. Universe John Brown, possesses in the weight room.
“We went to the gym a lot, more than most kids. (We were) developing strength and my dad helps us on the field and even right now,” Amon-Ra said. “We were grinding in there, and it really translates to the field when you are facing bigger corners or bigger linebackers trying to hit you.”
When Amon-Ra describes what he needs to work on in his game, he gives almost a verbatim answer Osiris gave when he committed to Stanford.
“You can never have perfect route-running, and you can always get better at it so obviously route-running and getting off press (coverage).”
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