Auburn football offers top FSU/Miami linebacker target

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The Auburn football program has once again turned to the state of Florida for recruiting the class of 2022. Head coach Bryan Harsin and his staff extended an offer to a top prospect being heavily recruited by Florida State and Miami, the 6’1″ 195-pound linebacker Wesley Bissainthe.

Bissainthe’s hometown is Miami, FL, and he plays for Miami Central High School, so it’s no surprise that the University of Miami is working hard to have him on their roster. He finished the 2020 season with 45 total tackles, 21 tackles for loss, and seven sacks.

The linebacker has strong ties to UM as he knows a lot of the guys on the team already and has a close relationship with Manny Diaz and the Hurricanes staff, which included former Auburn linebackers coach Travis Williams up until Auburn football’s former head coach Gus Malzahn took the same position at UCF.

According to Canes in Sight, Bissainthe intends to use his senior year to elevate his game and go after a third straight state title with Miami Central:

"“I feel like I grew on a lot of things (last year) – I played in the box more, going down to the D-Line and playing some end. I’m just looking forward to improving all parts of my game (this offseason) and getting a three-peat.“Just in all parts of my game, I want to become a totally different player. It’s my last year, so I have to do way more than what I did these past few years.”"

Bissainthe already has nearly 30 offers on the table, and the Tigers will have to compete with FSU and Miami as well as Alabama, West Virginia, and Michigan State. He’s made several unofficial visits to schools including Miami, LSU, and South Carolina, but has set no timeline in terms of his official decision.

The four-star prospect is the #14 recruit out of the state of Florida, the #8 outside linebacker, and the 110th best recruit in the nation.

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