This story orginally appeared on USCFootball.com.
Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei receiver Amon-Ra St. Brown is quite familiar with the recruiting process. Not only is he a five-star prospect ranked No. 10 in the country, he also has the additional knowledge of having watched his two older brothers both be highly sought-after receiver recruits.
Amon-Ra watched as 6-foot-5 oldest brother Equanimeous St. Brown was pursuded by several West Coast schools before ultimately choosing Notre Dame where he became the Irish’s leading receiver (by 440 yards) as a sophomore this season. Amon-Ra watched this past year as 6-foot-2 middle brother Osiris St. Brown ended up choosing between Stanford and joining big brother in South Bend. He decided to go on his own path and will be suiting up for the Cardinal in the fall.
“Being the youngest one, I was always in their footsteps so I just watched them, especially Equanimeous,” Amon-Ra said. “He was the first one to go through it, so I definitely paid a lot of attention to what he did and then Osiris. Me being the youngest, I definitely learned a lot from both of them.
“I definitely got to see what they did right and I’m going to take what they did right and continue doing that. And I definitely learned some stuff that they maybe shouldn’t have done.”
Amon-Ra will have to decide whether he will follow either of his brothers or also choose a new collegiate route. Though all three brothers are receivers, they all present unique qualities. Amon-Ra called Equanimeous a “tall, go-get-it” receiver, with Osiris being labeled by his baby brother as “real elusive. When he runs, it looks like he’s gliding.”
While his older brothers had the spotlight first, Amon-Ra’s may be burning the brightest. He’s a technician and a tactician with his routes. Though he is only 6-foot-1, he is explosive. He bursts out of cuts and is capable of making opponents look silly in space over the middle of the field where he isn’t afraid to run routes.
“We’re all different in the way that we play. We have our traits that make us special.”
Because of his big-play ability, the youngest St. Brown is being recruited across the country. He has offers from Alabama, Ohio State, Michigan, Notre Dame and most of the West Coast. Amon-Ra is hoping to visit both the Crimson Tide and the Buckeyes this offseason.
“Me and my dad, (Mater Dei 2019 elite quarterback J.T. Daniels and Bru [McCoy] are trying to get up to Alabama on the 24th of February. Then I also want to go look at Ohio State some time this summer.”
Amon-Ra has unofficially visited both USC and UCLA, but hasn’t had a ton of communication with the local schools. With USC, he has exchanged messages with the coaching staff, and he attended the Notre Dame/USC game to see brother Equanimeous catch seven passes for 84 yards and a touchdown.
Despite any recent visits, Amon-Ra said he is definitely interested in the Trojans.
“After what they did this season, they’re definitely a school I’m looking at with their dynamic offense,” he said. “I think Coach (Clay) Helton really turned that program around, so SC is definitely a school I’m looking at and I never count out SC.”
St. Brown said he has no intentions of committing soon and instead will be making a choice sometime around his senior year.
“I’m definitely going to do it senior season. I haven’t really decided on when exactly I want to do it — before the season or after the season, but it’s definitely going to be sometime my senior year.”