Center, Class of 2022
Combine Academy, Charlotte, NC
Virginia Tech picked up a commitment from 7-foot center prospect Patrick Wessler on Sunday. He is the second verbal commitment of the 2022 recruiting class, joining guard MJ Collins.
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!
🦃🏀🔥 @CombineMbb @CCEliteBBall pic.twitter.com/QSPoDsgBpg
— Patrick D. Wessler (@BigPatWessler) September 19, 2021
Wessler plays for Combine Academy in Charlotte, NC. He chose the Hokies over listed offers from NC State, Providence, Ole Miss, USC, Creighton, Iowa, Ohio State, Wake Forest, and others. He is a rare 7-foot verbal for the Hokies. As David Cunningham pointed out, 7-footers haven’t been common for Virginia Tech through the years.
List of Virginia Tech players 7'0" or taller since joining the ACC in 2004:
– Robert Krabbendam (2004-07)
– Satchel Pierce (2014-16)
– Johnny Hamilton (2015-17)
– Patrick Wessler (2022 commit) https://t.co/5Wz7ueSbKT
— David Cunningham (@therealdcunna) September 19, 2021
The Hokies are still in search of another wing and a power forward to add to their 2022 class.