Brandon Arconado ( photo)

WSU walk on receiver Brandon Arconado puts on an Albi exhibition

SPOKANE -- Brandon Arconado was as surprised as the estimated 9,000 crimson partisans who were on hand at Albi Stadium for the annual Crimson and Gray game in Spokane that he was the most popular wideout on the field Saturday.

The third-year sophomore, a walk on who redshirted with the Cougars last season, caught 8 passes for 96 yards. No other wide receiver had more catches in the game and only one, Isaiah Johnson-Mack, with 101, had more yards.

Kyle Sweet, who had 2 catches on the day, was matter-of-fact about his fellow slot receiver's big day, telling CF.C after the game, "Brandon Arconado is a really good receiver, he's got great hands."

"I wasn't expecting to get that many reps," said Arconado, noting he's been running with there third team throughout spring. His unexpected star turn on Saturday was especially notable because he wasn't wearing the gray No. 89 he was expected to be in, but the crimson No. 22 of DB Deion Singleton.

"Once you make those catches they're going to keep targeting you," Arconado said. Here's his entire, 67-second video interview with CF.C:

Arconado (5-11, 181) prepped at Bishop Amat High near Los Angeles and then played one season as Chaffey College, catching 15 passes in 2015, before transferring to WSU because "this is where you want to be if you're a receiver." He was named the Cougars' scout team offensive player of the year for 2016. 

Brandon Arconado (Snook/ photo)

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