Materi Dei (Calif.) wide receiver Amon-Ra has made plays for years and continues the family affair of being a top wide receiver recruit.
The #1 wide receiver in 2018 is approaching 20 offers with the likes of Alabama, LSU, Michigan, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Stanford, UCLA, USC and Washington (among others) offering.
As a junior, St. Brown hauled in 60 receptions for 1,229 yards and 21 touchdowns. Along with his older brother, Stanford commit Osiris St. Brown, and quarterback J.T. Daniels, Mater Dei produced one of the most prolific passing games in the country.
Last week, St. Brown added to the accolades by “getting open” at The Opening Los Angeles regional as the regional MVP and earning an invite to The Opening Finals in Beaverton, OR in July. Amon-Ra’s older brother, Notre Dame wide receiver Equanimeous St. Brown, earned the same distinction in high school.
“Ever since last year, I always wanted to go to The Opening,” St. Brown said. “I went out there and did my best and finally got open.”
St. Brown is excited to continue to go head-to-head with some of the nation’s best, something his team tries to do as well.
“We try to schedule some good teams preseason, and I think in the off-season too when you play in these big tournaments and go against these top guys, especially with the Mater Dei team,” St. Brown said. “I think it really gets us ready for the season.”
St. Brown hopes to take some visits this spring and summer, but doesn’t have anything planned currently.
He’s using this time bulk up his frame, and he said he has added 15 pounds since the end of the football season. St. Brown credits his growth to workouts with his father, John Brown, who is a two-time Mr. Universe, and also using Cane protein powder, a product his father created. The wide receiver says his additional size will help pack a punch at the line.
“I don't think it would change my style but it would help certain areas,” St. Brown said. “Especially off press when a (defensive back) sees a small receiver, it gives them the mentality that they can press them easier.”
St. Brown is also using the offseason to study up on film to see where his game can grow.
“Once you get to college, they are all fast strong and big,” St. Brown said. “I think what separates people is the film study and knowing the game. I think studying film is a huge part of football, and as I get older, it's becoming a bigger part of what I do.”
Recruiting-wise, St. Brown is taking the process in and will take his time with a decision. He does talk to Stanford wide receivers coach Tavita Pritchard consistently.