Four-star WR Osiris St. Brown commits to Stanford

Tyler James
South Bend Tribune

Notre Dame will have to settle for one St. Brown for now.

Osiris St. Brown, a 2017 wide receiver recruit and the younger brother of Irish sophomore Equanimeous St. Brown, gave his verbal commitment to Stanford on Friday.

The younger St. Brown announced his pledge on Twitter.

The four-star recruit chose Stanford over Notre Dame. He had also received scholarships offers from the likes of USC, UCLA and Michigan.

"It was really hard,” St. Brown said of his decision. “It came down to where my gut was telling me where to go. Both schools are really great. I just sat down and thought about which school do I really feel like that's the school that I want to be at? I just listened to my gut."

The 6-foot-2, 188-pound target, caught 43 passes for 884 yards and 12 touchdowns in his junior season at Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei.

Rivals ranks St. Brown as the No. 20 wide receiver in the 2017 class. 247Sports slates him 26th at the position.

Notre Dame always had a perceived advantage in St. Brown’s recruitment because of his older brother, but Osiris said it didn’t sway him in a major way.

"It affected me a little bit,” St. Brown said. “People think it affected me way more than it actually did, but it definitely affected me. At the end of the day, I was thinking if I feel another school is going to help me or be better for me, I'm going to go there. I'm not just going to follow my brother just because he's my older brother.”

Notre Dame is also recruiting an even younger St. Brown brother, Amon-Ra, a 2018 wide receiver target. All three brothers were on campus in June for the Irish Invasion.

With two receivers already committed in the 2017 class — three-star recruits Jordan Pouncey and Michael Young — Notre Dame still remains in the market for a couple more targets at the position. Relevant names include Tarik Black, Jamire Calvin, Jeremiah Holloman and Noah Igbinoghene.

40 year decision

— OSB (@osiristbrown) August 5, 2016

Below are junior highlights of St. Brown via Hudl.

Osiris St. Brown sits on the bench during the Irish Invasion at Notre Dame Stadium Saturday, June 18, 2016. ND Insider Photo/MICHAEL CATERINA