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St. Brown looking far and wide

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BALTIMORE -- Equanimeous St. Brown attended the Sound Mind, Sound Body Camp near Detroit last offseason and it paid off with numerous offers.
The four-star wide receiver from Anaheim (Calif.) Servite will be back in the Midwest soon, and he's planning to take unofficial trips to Notre Dame, Northwestern and Illinois.
"From Notre Dame I want to see some of the tradition," St. Brown said after arriving at the Rivals100 Five-Star Challeneg presented by Under Armour. "It's a big school and they're known for football. I want to see the campus and what the life is like so I could get a good feel for it.
"It helps a lot [that Notre Dame offered Servite quarterback Travis Waller]. He and I have good chemistry. We've been friends since we were five, so it helps a lot. We talk about [going to the same school] sometimes, but we'll go where it fits best."
Trips to Northwestern and Illinois are also important to the 6-foot-5, 193-pound recruit.
"I want to see something different (at Northwestern)," St. Brown said. "They have a great education. I want to see what they have to show me, what they have to offer.
"What I like about Illinois is they were my first offer, so I respect them for that. I want to go show my respect and go visit the school."
Taking visits this summer will be a crucial part of the recruiting process for St. Brown as he figures out whether staying in the Pac-12 or going farther from home is preferred. Other than the Midwest trips, the Servite receiver wants to see at least one powerhouse SEC program.
"My plan is to use the summer to go visit schools that are further away," St. Brown said.
"I don't have time during the year, so I may visit LSU, go see what they have to offer, and visit more schools on the East Coast. They are one of the top schools in the SEC and they have a lot to offer so I want to see what it's like."
The local programs are definitely a major factor -- especially USC, UCLA and Stanford. St. Brown said there are no leaders and that he'll narrow to five or 10 later on, so no decision is expected soon.
The Servite standout said he wants to decide after his senior season. Recently, St. Brown said USC has really stepped it up with him.
"I would say SC, UCLA and Stanford those are the big schools that are involved," St. Brown said. "(What's important is) mainly education because there is life after football. I want to make sure I get a good degree to follow my life after football and of course the football program and the coaching staff."
Adam Gorney is a West Region football recruiting analyst for Rivals.com. You can click here to follow him on Twitter.
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