Five-star recruit and top-WR prospect in California Amon-Ra St.Brown announced his decision to commit to USC’s 2018 recruiting class during the 2018 U.S. All-American Game as well as on a short video via Players’ Tribune. St. Brown now joins fellow five-star and current Mater Dei (Anaheim, Calif.) teammate J.T. Daniels in continuing their massive success—but now as Trojans.
At 6’1” and 187 lbs., St.Brown quickly established himself as one of the best—if not the best WR prospect in the nation his senior season as he finished with 72 receptions 1,320 receiving yards and 20 touchdowns(a “down year” given his 21-touchdown season as a junior).
Speed and hands are the name of St.Brown’s game, showing natural playmaking ability with the ball in his hands. With the presumed departure of Deontay Burnett to the NFL Draft and the graduating Steven Mitchell, the Trojans will boast a receiving trio of Michael Pittman Jr., Tyler Vaughns and (probably) Joseph Lewis, St.Brown will have his work cut out for him to crack the rotation this season.
However, if Daniels ends being USC’s starting QB, the undeniable chemistry the two share could elevate St.Brown’s standing. Lewis’ role this year is more of a question mark after battling injuries, but both receivers are built in the typical USC WR light—six-feet tall, solid route running with a balance of speed and quickness.
Younger brother to Notre Dame WR and newly-announced NFL prospect Equanimeous St. Brown and 2017 Stanford four-star recruit WR Osiris St.Brown, Amon-Ra comes from modern lineage of NFL-bound talent.
Things are looking up for this Trojan team after a rough week consisting of an embarrassing Cotton Bowl loss to OSU and losing both Sam Darnold and Ronald Jones II to the NFL. The Trojans needed this and there is once again optimism heading into 2018 for the defending Pac-12 Champs.