Meet 4-Star 2017 WR Osiris St. Brown: Eclectic off the Field, Electric on It

Damon Sayles@@DamonSaylesNational Recruiting AnalystOctober 2, 2015

California 4-star wide receiver Osiris St. Brown is a player to watch in the 2017 class. His play has shown that he's more than just a unique name.
California 4-star wide receiver Osiris St. Brown is a player to watch in the 2017 class. His play has shown that he's more than just a unique name.Courtesy: 247Sports

Not every athlete has the refined resume 2017 California wide receiver Osiris St. Brown has. This includes athletes from high school all the way to the pros.

For starters, St. Brown speaks three languages—English, German and French— fluently. He and his family have lived in France and visit Germany annually. His mother, Miriam Brown, is German and has her children read and converse in German at home.

He doesn't mind doing math or science. When it comes to discussing automobiles, he can tell you all about Aston Martins and Lamborghinis. And when he has free time, St. Brown likes making different kinds of art using Adobe Illustrator.

St. Brown is something of a Renaissance man. That's fitting for a guy with one of the best names in college football recruiting.

"Osiris Adrian Amon-Ra J. St. Brown," he said, proudly announcing his full name. "Osiris is the [Egyptian] god of the underworld, and my dad believes in power in names and numbers. He named all of us with a meaning."

St. Brown is the middle child of three. The oldest is Equanimeous St. Brown, a freshman receiver at Notre Dame. The youngest is 2018 receiver Amon-Ra St. Brown, who already has four college offers.

Big brother's full name is Equanimeous Tristan Imhotep J. St. Brown. The first name stems from "equanimity," which can be defined as being level-headed and calm in pressure situations. Little brother's full name is Amon-Ra Julian Heru J. St. Brown. Amon-Ra is the king of all gods in Egyptian mythology.

Osiris St. Brown and his brothers have names and backgrounds that make them candidates for "Most Interesting Man in the World" tryouts. And then there's Osiris St. Brown the football player. As a 4-star wide receiver, the Mater Dei High School (Santa Ana) junior has established himself as a reliable go-to option.

He's a name to watch on the recruiting trail. St. Brown has 13 reported offers from schools such as Michigan, Michigan State, UCLA, Miami, Texas Tech and Utah.

St. Brown also has an offer from Notre Dame, where his brother is a true freshman for Brian Kelly's undefeated squad entering this weekend's tough road matchup against Clemson.

"It's been going pretty well," St. Brown said of his early recruiting process. "I've been talking to a couple schools recently like Boston College and Colorado. It hasn't been too crazy."

St. Brown is a 6'2", 178-pound receiver who is ranked as a top-100 player in the 2017 class. As the nation's No. 13 receiver, he brings speed, good hands and body control to the field.

He's also been groomed for success. St. Brown's father, John Brown, is a world-class bodybuilder who is a two-time Mr. Universe and three-time Mr. World champion. In fact, it was the father's idea to add "St." to his children's last names as an additional way to make their full names stand out.

For St. Brown, playing to where his name holds equal weight to his game is a goal. The bar was set with his older brother, and he said he thinks about the lofty goal of trying to duplicate his brother's accomplishments, which led him to Notre Dame.

"At the same time," St. Brown said, "I'm already pretty satisfied with how I'm doing. I think there will always be a sense of pressure to do what he did in high school."

Courtesy: 247Sports

St. Brown has made a few visits to schools so far, including Notre Dame, Stanford, Cal, Northwestern, Michigan, Michigan State, Northwestern and Illinois, as well as in-state schools USC and UCLA. He doesn't have a favorite yet and is taking the process slowly.

However, he knows what he wants in a winning program. He said academics will play a key role in his decision, as well as the opportunity for early game time as a freshman.

As for teaming up with his older brother, St. Brown said it's something the two have discussed. However, nothing is set in stone.

"It's just as likely as me going to another school; I want to go where I get treated the best," he said. "We've talked about playing college ball together, and it would be awesome, but if I feel another school fits me better, that's where I'll go."

It helps, St. Brown said, to have a big brother who's already been through the recruiting process. He said he relies on Equanimeous for advice.

"He just told me to get a good feel for the schools I'm serious about and to not go to a school just because I liked it as a kid or because the location is good," Osiris said. "I should go where I feel I can do best academically and as an athlete."

It's good advice for an athlete expected to be one of the nation's most sought-after players next season—and someone who plans on adding college-level football success to an already spectacular resume.

Damon Sayles is a National Recruiting Analyst for Bleacher Report. All quotes were obtained firsthand. All player ratings are courtesy of 247Sports' composite ratings. Follow Damon via Twitter: @DamonSayles

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