3-Star WR Mike Brown-Stephens, Nephew of John Legend, Commits to Minnesota

Adam Wells@adamwells1985Featured ColumnistDecember 20, 2018

Source: 247Sports

The University of Minnesota secured a commitment on Wednesday from wide receiver Mike Brown-Stephens, who comes from a rather famous lineage. 

Grammy award-winning singer John Legend tweeted out a message of congratulations for his nephew after he announced his decision to play football for the Golden Gophers:

John Legend @johnlegend

So proud of my nephew @MikeBStephens7! This will present a dilemma for me during Ohio St - Minnesota games, but we'll cross that bridge when we get there https://t.co/zxDtlLLo6y

Other than his football acumen, Brown-Stephens may be best known for a 2010 incident when he accidentally broke one of his uncle's Grammy awards.

As for what kind of player Minnesota is getting, Brown-Stephens is rated as a 3-star prospect by 247Sports. The Ohio native is the 132nd-ranked wide receiver and 1,116th overall player in the 2019 recruiting class. 

The good news is if the Gophers are ever feeling uneasy heading into a big game, Brown-Stephens can call on Legend to lift their spirits with a song.


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