Miami football 2022 signee Wesley Bissainthe named high school All-American

Sep 11, 2021; Miami Gardens, Florida, USA; Mandatory Credit: Richard Graulich-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 11, 2021; Miami Gardens, Florida, USA; Mandatory Credit: Richard Graulich-USA TODAY Sports /

Four-star linebacker Wesley Bissainthe was the only 2022 Miami football signee named an All-American by Max Preps earlier this month. Bissainthe starred for Miami Central where the Rockets won their third straight 5A Championship last month. Bissainthe had 47 tackles, 15 tackles for loss and six sacks in 2021.

With uncertainty for Miami at linebacker, Bissainthe will have a chance to start for Miami as a true freshman in 2022. Miami has struggled with LB play since losing four-year starters Michael Pinckney and Shaq Quarterman following the 2019 season. Bissainthe is one of four players from Florida named first-team All-American.

Bissainthe is the 169th ranked player, 16th LB and 21st in Florida in the Class of 2022. In the 2022 Miami class, Bissainthe is the fifth highest-ranked player and fourth highest-rated defensive signee. Bissainthe chose Miami over Florida State, Florida, Penn State, and West Virginia.

In his scouting report from 247 Sports, Bissainthe is mentioned as a LB that can play all three downs by Andrew Ivins. Bissainthe will fill the need for the Miami football program to get bigger and more athletic at LB. Miami returns most of their LBs from 2022, but Bissainthe should challenge them for snaps.

"LB Wesley Bissainthe, Central (Miami)Height: 6-1 | Weight: 205Status: Signed with Miami | Class: Senior (2022)One of the best sideline-to-sideline linebackers in high school football helped the Rockets to their third consecutive state title and No. 20 finish in MaxPreps Top 25."

Corey Flagg led Miami with 60 tackles in 2021 and Waynmon Steed was second with 55. Chase Smith who was slated for striker when he signed with Miami in 2021 is expected to compete for snaps at LB In 2022. Keontra Smith added 38 tackles, five TFLs and three sacks as an undersized LB.

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Bissainthe brings more size to the Miami LB corps. Flagg at 5’11, 230 pounds and Steed at 6’0 225 were the starting LBs at the end of the season. Bissainthe is 6’1, 205 and should grow more into his body. Bissainthe is the only LB Miami currently has signed for 2022, but they could add another high school signee or transfer.