Amon-Ra St. Brown

Breaking Down 2018 Scout 100 Amon-Ra St. Brown's Big Season Opening Performance

Sep. 5 -- With two older brothers playing and soon to be playing at the high BCS level, Santa Ana (Calif) Mater Dei junior receiver Amon-Ra St. Brown has a lot to live up to but could end up the best football player in the family...

We've been watching Amon-Ra St. Brown since before he entered high school and he just keeps getting better.

St. Brown made a big jump this off-season and has taken his game to another level. He's not as big as his two older brothers, Notre Dame freshman receiver Equanimeous St. Brown and Stanford commit Osiris St. Brown, but he could end up the best player in the family.

In the Monarchs season opening 63-14 win over Bishop Amat, St. Brown had a big game catching seven balls for 137 yards and three touchdowns, including a ridiculous one handed catch while falling out of bounds with a defender draped all over him that was as good as you'll see at any level of football. 

Evaluation Notes:

At 5-11, 185 pounds, St. Brown has a frame similar to Texas A&M sophomore receiver Christian Kirk at the same stage of his development. He's stocky with a strong upper body and very quick both off the ball and getting in and out of his breaks. 

St. Brown is a very polished receiver, a superb route runner and has strong hands. He's decisive getting in and out of his breaks with no wasted motion. He's tough to press because of his strength/quickness combination and he shows the burst to be able to separate from a defender when the the ball is in the air.

He's also very good after the catch and has the ability to make multiple defenders miss and pick up big yards. St. Brown also plays with a nice edge to him and has a bit of a chip in how he plays. He's tough, a strong blocker and has some Steve Smith in his game. He's currently rated the No. 55 player in 2018 Scout 100 and if he continues to develop at the rate he is, he'll right there with the top receivers in the national class. 

Recruiting Update:

St. Brown has offers from just about the entire Pac-12 plus national programs like AlabamaMichigan State and Notre Dame Fighting. He's very close with both of his brothers, especially Osiris so there will be a lot of speculation that he could join him at Stanford in two years.

While we could definitely see that happening, we also wouldn't be surprised to see him blaze his own trail elsewhere. The last time we talked with him, St. Brown said the biggest factors in his recruitment are where he can make an immediate impact and play as a true freshman. 

Schools like Arizona StateCaliforniaUCLAUSCUtahWashington and Washington State have all offered and will likely make a big push this spring. 

For a look at St. Brown in action from this past weekends game, check out the video below:

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