As Northwestern fills out its 2015 recruiting class, we are left trying to guess who will commit next. There are plenty of realistic candidates (and not-so-realistic ones). But today’s debate topic focuses less on what could happen that what NU fans should want to see happen. Which 2015 prospect do the Wildcats need to land?
Equanimeous St. Brown
The answer to your question is yes: part of the reason I chose St. Brown has to do with the fact that his first name sounds straight out of The Myth of Prometheus. St. Brown was a 9-seed on Deadspin’s Name of the Year competition and he’ll be a frontrunner for the totally made-up title of “Best Name in College Football.” A few years ago, NU alum and ESPN sports business reporter Darren Rovell named rising senior linebacker Chi Chi Ariguzo to his list of the top 25 names in college football. It’s obvious St. Brown has Ariguzo beat on that front. He is also trilingual, having taken the SAT in French, German and English.
St. Brown’s interesting name, though, is not the only reason Northwestern needs him. The 6-5, 190-pound wideout has drawn offers from Notre Dame, UCLA, Stanford, USC and LSU, among others, and received a four-star rating from three major recruiting services. St. Brown is big, strong – his father, a two-time Mr. Universe champion, works him out several days a week – and moves well for a player his size. Here is an excerpt from SB Nation’s scouting report: