USC freshman wide receiver Amon-Ra St. Brown has everyone talking after the first week of fall camp.
St. Brown has shown that he is ready to be a factor for the Trojans offense. During 7 on 7 and 11 on 11 drills, the freshman wide receiver made big plays that resulted in touchdowns. St. Brown has already drawn comparisons to former USC receivers Robert Woods and Nelson Agholor. Offensive coordinator Tee Martin has already said that St. Brown will see a lot of early playing time and will rotate between the slot and the outside.
Coming into camp, St. Brown was expected to compete with Velus Jones Jr. and Trevon Sidney in the slot and most publications projected the true freshman to start at the slot, but if anything with USC, rotating at the slot position was likely given how Tee Martin loves to line Velus Jones up all over the field to create mismatches.
USC true freshman WR @amonra_stbrown made 3 TD catches in today's Coliseum scrimmage.@USCCoachHelton: “Ooh, mercy. What a nice day he had today."#FightOn pic.twitter.com/6dij3BHIET— USC Trojans (@USC_Athletics) August 12, 2018
St. Brown continued his outstanding week with a 3 touchdown performance in the Trojans first live scrimmage inside the Coliseum. It wasn’t just his play that impressed coaches, but his demeaner that got some attention. Helton says St. Brown played as if he’s been playing in the Coliseum for 10 years. That’s been the true freshman’s attitude since his days at Mater Dei. The big moment doesn’t faze St. Brown at all which is why many believe he could make a huge impact for the Trojans.
St. Brown has speed and size on him that you don’t see everyday from a freshman wide receiver. His route running and ability to make the big play has made things easy for the quarterbacks. What makes things even better is that his quarterback in high school and roommate in J.T. Daniels, another true freshman, already has chemistry with St. Brown. The two connected a lot on the field during the Coliseum scrimmage.
While it’s only week one, we know what the five star out wide receiver out of Mater Dei High School can do. So far he is proving that he is ready to do it on the college football stage. The Coliseum or big time lights won’t bother this freshman at all. St. Brown is prepared to leave his mark during the 2018 season.