Miami Central linebacker Wesley Bissainthe is one of the most sought after players in South Florida from the class of 2022. And after capturing his second consecutive Class 6A state championship, Bissainthe, a proven winner, has increased his appeal.
“It feels great to be back to back state champs,” Bissainthe told 305 Sports Saturday at the Miami Immortals 7v7 tryouts. “Winning despite Covid, it just feels good that we got there and made it happen.”
The four-star linebacker faced adversity early in the season, losing in a thriller to city rival Miami Northwestern. Miami Central also had two games canceled and came into the playoffs with just two games on their resume. Nonetheless, Bissainthe, paired with five-star linebacker Terrence Lewis, led a defense that held teams to an average of 11.4 points per game and forced two shutouts in Central’s state title run.
“I learned to never give up,” Bissainthe said. “Our coaches stayed strong with us, they made us work, we never put our head down, we just continued to work and got where we needed to go.”
Bissainthe, who recorded 69 tackles, 19 TFLs, 7.5 sacks and 4 interceptions as a sophomore in 2019, looks to use the 7-on-7 season and offseason to fill up and prepare to excel as a senior.
“I want to get better at cover and get bigger. I’m going to have a great offseason and get ready for my senior season.
Bissainthe has been recruited hard by teams in the Sunshine State since his sophomore year. And heading into his senior campaign, those schools may be the front runners.
“I’m talking to schools like Penn State, Florida State, Miami, Oregon and Mississippi State.
“The school that’s talking to me the most is Florida State. They’re the most consistent with me right now.”
Bissainthe, just like every other recruit in America, hasn’t been able to visit any campus’ due to the coronavirus pandemic. He’s waiting until the dead period is lifted on April 15 to visit some schools and narrow his options.
“I’m going to take my time,” Bissainthe said.