Former 5-star RB from Alabama's 2021 class reportedly away from team, unlikely to return
Alabama may be losing a key player from its 2021 recruiting class.
Alabama RB Camar Wheaton, a 5-star recruit, is no longer listed in Alabama’s student directory and has been away from the team, according to a report from Chris Hummer of 247Sports.
Wheaton is not listed in the transfer portal, and though an official announcement has not been made, he is unlikely to return to Alabama, according to the report. Wheaton was the seventh-highest rated recruit of Alabama’s class of 27 players in 2021.
Wheaton dealt with a knee injury, and in November, coach Nick Saban said at the time that he still has a ways to go, and wasn’t on the field then.
Wheaton ranked as the No. 34 overall player in the 2021 class out of Lakeview Centennial High School in Garland, Texas, and chose Alabama over Oklahoma. The 5-foot-11, 190-pound Wheaton, who was the No. 3 running back in the country in the 2021 class, ran for 3,731 yards and 48 touchdowns in his highs school career.
Here’s his Alabama bio:
One of the top running back prospects in the nation and an Early Signing Day surprise for the Crimson Tide … consensus five-star prospect … No. 33 on the 247Composite, the No. 2 running back and No. 5 player in Texas … ranked as the No. 1 running back nationally, the No. 7 player in Texas and the No. 28 overall player on the Rivals100 … ESPN.com’s No. 3 running back in the country and the No. 43 player on the ESPN300 … also listed as the No. 6 player in the Midlands Region and No. 6 player in Texas by ESPN … ranked 62nd in the Top247, the site’s No. 4 running back and the No. 10 player in the state of Texas … selected to the All-American Bowl roster … played for head coach Kendall Miller at Lakeview Centennial High School in Garland, Texas … the 2019 Texas District 10-6A MVP as a junior and the district’s sophomore of the year in 2017 and Newcomer of the Year in 2017 … had his senior season cut short due to COVID-19 after rushing for 603 yards (71 attempts) and eight touchdowns … rushed for 1,142 yards and 15 scores as a junior, 1,106 yards and 14 touchdowns as a sophomore and finished his career with 3,731 yards and 48 touchdowns at LCHS … signed with the Crimson Tide after considering Oklahoma, Florida, Georgia, Baylor and Colorado.