WR Equanimeous St. Brown previews Notre Dame visit

Tyler James
South Bend Tribune

A June visit gave Equanimeous St. Brown a greater understanding of Notre Dame, but the senior wide receiver recruit wants to learn more.

He returned to South Bend on Friday to take in a football game weekend on campus.

“At first, I heard about the tradition there, but I didn’t really understand it fully until I visited and saw the campus,” St. Brown said of his trip in the summer.

This weekend marks St. Brown’s first official visit of the fall. He made sure Notre Dame was on his itinerary.

“I want to see what it’s like to be at a game, what the players do around game time and after the game,” St. Brown said. “Hopefully, it’s a great time.”

The 6-foot-5, 200-pound senior at Anaheim (Calif.) Servite remains Notre Dame’s biggest remaining wide receiver target in the 2015 class. Irish outside linebackers coach Bob Elliott has led the constant recruitment of St. Brown.

“He talks to me, my father and my brothers,” St. Brown said. “We get a call every week now. We talk fairly often.”

With Notre Dame looking for another tall receiver to add to its recruiting class, the time spent recruiting St. Brown is easily explained. Few receiver prospects are as physically impressive as St. Brown. His father, John Brown, won two Mr. Universe titles from 1981-82 as a bodybuilder. His younger brother Osiris, a sophomore, is already hearing from major college football programs. But Equanimeous is the one having to imagine himself in college offenses currently.

“I think I would be able to play multiple receiver positions,” St. Brown said. “I can stretch the field and also be a mismatch for linebackers.”

Rivals rates St. Brown as a four-star prospect and the No. 11 wide receiver in the 2015 class. 247Sports slates him as a three-star recruit and the No. 53 wide receiver.

This weekend’s visit could go a long way in Notre Dame’s effort to pull St. Brown off the West Coast, away from the likes of Stanford, USC and UCLA. St. Brown has yet to schedule other official visits but made a trip to USC for a game earlier this season.

“There’s a lot of good schools out there," St. Brown said, "so I just want to see what they’re all doing with their offenses, how many freshmen are playing, what the coaches do and if I feel welcomed and wanted.”

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Senior wide receiver Equanimeous St. Brown is making an official visit to Notre Dame this weekend. (Photo courtesy of Student Sports)