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Mater Dei's Osiris St. Brown, right, makes a catch against Santa Margarita during a game last season.

Mater Dei's St. Brown picks Stanford

STAFF WRITER

Another Orange County high school football standout is headed to Stanford.

Mater Dei wide receiver Osiris St. Brown, a first-team All-County selection last season, committed to Stanford on Friday.

The speedy senior, who called it his best “hard decision,” picked the Cardinal over Notre Dame, where his brother, Equanimeous, is a sophomore wide receiver.

“Both schools are just so good,” Osiris said in a direct message on Twitter. “I just always had this feeling ever since I first visited Stanford with my older brother a couple years ago. Ever since then, I’ve loved it, and after they offered, I took it more seriously.”

St. Brown added that it was difficult to pass up a chance to play in college with his brother, who attended Servite.

“Playing with him would be a dream,” Osiris said.

St. Brown (6-2, 178 pounds) led Mater Dei last season with 43 receptions for 884 yards and 12 touchdowns.

In February, Stanford signed Santa Margarita quarterback KJ Costello and Mater Dei linebacker Curtis Robinson. This fall, the Cardinal starting lineup could include offensive lineman David Bright (Mater Dei), fullback Daniel Marx (Mission Viejo) and inside linebacker Bobby Okereke (Foothill).

St. Brown is the ninth county player in the class of 2017 to commit to a Pac-12 school. He joins Mater Dei safety Xavier Bell (Arizona), Corona del Mar quarterback Chase Garbers (Cal), Buena Park wide receivers Jeremiah Hawkins (Cal) and Taariq Johnson (Cal), Servite quarterback Tyler Lytle (Colorado), Orange Lutheran safety Brandon McKinney (Washington), Santa Margarita center Brett Neilon (USC) and Servite cornerback Keith Taylor (Washington).

Osiris and Equanimeous’ youngest brother, Amon-Ra, is a junior wide receiver at Mater Dei. He has been offered by Stanford, Notre Dame, USC and Alabama among others.

In his announcement on Twitter on Friday, Osiris used the phrase “40 year decision,” a reference to his belief in the lifetime impact of a Stanford education.

St. Brown, who has a 4.12 grade-point average, hasn’t decided on a major but is interested in computer science.

Contact the writer: dalbano@scng.com


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