The season may be just a week away but Arizona State hasn’t stopped adding to its roster.
The latest addition is Brandon Pierce, who is expected to join the Sun Devils on Thursday. He is a product of College of the Canyons in Santa Clarita, Calif., a community college 35 miles Northwest of Los Angeles.
The 5–11 ,167-pound wide receiver has two years of eligibility left. He had a medical redshirt at San Jose State in 2016, then played for two seasons at Canyons.
Last season he recorded 47 catches for 801 yards and seven touchdowns for a Cougars team that went 10-1. It lost the Southern California regional championship game to Ventura 21-13 but the speedy Pierce was a big factor with eight catches for 113 yards.
He was named to the Region III All-California Community College football team.
Canyons also went 9-2 in 2017 with Pierce used primarily used as a defensive back.
Pierce, who graduated from Bishop Alemany High School in Mission Hills, Calif., was offered a scholarship by the Sun Devils in May but his enrollment was delayed by some academic requirements he still needed to fulfill.
The Sun Devils have veterans returning at that position in seniors Kyle Williams, Brandon Aiyuk and junior Frank Darby. It also has promising freshmen in Jordan Kerley and Ricky Pearsall.
Geordon Porter, expected to be a pivotal player, has been slowed by a pulled hamstring and isn’t expected back for another month and senior John Humphrey recently decided to transfer.
The ASU staff, albeit one with different coaches, got a receiver from the same school in Tim White back in 2015. He ended up having a solid two seasons with with 113 receptions and is now a return specialist for the New York Jets.