English will be the third language Equanimeous St. Brown takes the SAT in. He’s already handled French and German versions of the test, and last year, he posted a 3.9 GPA at Servite high school in Anaheim, Ca. Naturally, St. Brown likes Northwestern because of its academic reputation.
“The education program they have there is great,” he said. St. Brown said he received an offer from Northwestern about a month ago, and hopes to visit the school’s campus in Evanston at some point.
The 6-foot-5, 200-pound, trilingual receiver talks to defensive backs coach Jerry Brown – who knows St. Brown’s dad, John Brown, a two-time Mr. Universe and three-time Mr. World champion, from when Brown coached at Cal State Fullerton – every two-to-three weeks. Brown has twice visited St. Brown’s high school.
St. Brown has also spoken with head coach Pat Fitzgerald.
“He [Fitzgerald] said they have a great program, that the teams will get better,” St. Brown said.
St. Brown said distance will not be a factor in his recruitment; no school is too far away for him to consider. “Not a problem,” he said of Northwestern’s location.
Northwestern coaches have explained to St. Brown how they see him fitting into the offense. With his big, strong frame – Brown weight trains with his father, and says he has bench pressed 300 pounds and run a 4.4-second 40-yd dash – St. Brown could be an effective perimeter receiver for the Wildcats.
“They said they need a big receiver on the wide side of the field to match some of the bigger corners,” he said.
Schools from the Pac-12 (Arizona, Utah and Washington St.) and Big Ten (Illinois and Indiana) have already offered St. Brown, and he expects Oregon to offer within the next couple of weeks.
St. Brown does not know when he will announce his decision.
School: Servite (CA)
Other offers: Arizona, Illinois, Indiana, Northwestern, San Diego State, Tennessee, Utah, Vanderbilt, Washington State
Notes: Has Northwestern offer, hopes to visit