Virginia Tech men's basketball continues to build a quality 2022 recruiting class adding some size today via a commitment from three-star center Patrick Wessler.
Excited to announce that I have committed to @HokiesMBB to further my basketball and academic pursuits. Appreciate @CoachMKYoung and the rest of the Hokie staff for the great weekend. Let’s go Hokies!— Patrick D. Wessler (@BigPatWessler) September 19, 2021
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Wessler, a 7' center, chose the Hokies over a host of quality offers from USC, NC State, Providence, Ole Miss, Creighton, Ohio State, Wake Forest, Iowa, and more.
His commitment comes at the end of his official visit to Blacksburg this weekend, his second official after taking one to Providence last week. His 247 Sports' profile shows him having officials scheduled to USC, NC State, and Ole Miss, but it seems unlikely that he takes those officials given today's news though that is still uncertain.
Wessler gives the Hokies some much-needed size in this class pairing well with fellow Hokie commit MJ Collins, a three-star combo guard. Of course, Tech is looking to add at a class of around 4-5 this cycle with the potential for 6 guys but adding Wessler in is a big addition on the frontcourt side of things.
Wessler also gives the Hokies a true center in this cycle on the board with Tech looking to add a couple more bigs who profile more as power forwards in four-star recruits Noah Clowney out of South Carolina and Braden Huff out of Illinois.
Wessler may not be as highly rated as other recruits, but this still a strong pickup especially given how the Hokies beat out several other high quality power conference programs who were actively involved in his recruitment. Tech also deserves tons of credit for closing him out this weekend despite having multiple official visits still on the schedule though we'll see for sure if those happen or not.