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Former five-star running back and Texas native, Camar Wheaton, chooses SMU as his transfer destination.
One of the top transfer running backs in the 2022 cycle has decided.
After spending last season playing for the Alabama Crimson Tide, Camar Wheaton is headed back home to the DFW metroplex. He announced via his Twitter Tuesday afternoon that he would be transferring to SMU.
This is a massive pickup for Rhett Lashlee and his staff.
The 5’11”, 190-pound running back chose the Mustangs nearly two and a half months after it was reported that he was no longer on the Crimson Tide roster. SMU has done a phenomenal job in recent years utilizing the transfer portal to entice local prized recruits who went elsewhere to come back home to Dallas.
Wheaton was the No. 34 overall player coming out of high school and a top-3 running back in the nation. He played his high school ball at Lakeview Centennial, located in nearby Garland, TX.
He chose Alabama over OU coming out of high school. He’s friends with current SMU quarterback Preston Stone, the highest-rated player SMU has ever signed out of high school.
Unfortunately, he spent most of the 2021 season rehabbing a nagging knee injury. I expect Wheaton, if healthy, to be a day one starter the moment he arrives on campus.
Our team here at College GameTime spoke about Wheaton a month ago and named SMU as a likely destination due to his ties to the current roster and the vicinity of his hometown (see video):
The Mustangs just wrapped up spring football less than a week ago and will look to carry the momentum of Wheaton’s announcement into the summer strength and conditioning period.
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