After putting together a strong camp, Equanimeous St. Brown found his unique name on the Notre Dame depth chart as one of the second-team wide receivers.
Fighting Irish coach Brian Kelly told reporters in South Bend this week he had a unique experience recruiting St. Brown, too.
"It was an interesting home visit," Kelly said. "I was greeted at the door by his dad with a GoPro on his head. It was the first time that I was taped going into a home visit, so I was kind of a little nervous at first."
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St. Brown’s father is no ordinary dad. John Brown was named Mr. Universe twice and can also boast of three Mr. World weightlifting titles, and Kelly said he assumes "there is not a lot of slacking in the home."
Meanwhile, St. Brown’s mother is German and makes sure her children — including not only Equanimeous, but also brothers Osiris Adrian Amen, Ra J. St. Brown and Amon-Ra Julian Heru J. St. Brown — have all received well-rounded educational experiences, as noted by SI.com last year.
"It’s a wonderful family," Kelly said. "As you know, they speak German in the home itself. They are also fluent in French. It was good, because I was totally confused most of the night, which I think that’s why we got him, because I couldn’t talk. It was perfect.
"But he’s a wonderful kid, a wonderful family. But I think that that’s probably right, the way you put it, is that he has not been one that has had the high peaks and the low valleys. I think what I was most impressed with him was that when he had a pretty good ankle sprain, he came back in less than two days. And that said a lot about his maturity. That said a lot about probably how he was brought up in that home."