Texas Football: Top 2021 RB Camar Wheaton gaining Horns intrigue?

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The rising elite 2021 Lakeview Centenniel running back Camar Wheaton is nearing 20 schools on his offer sheet after getting one from Texas football.

The 2021 Texas football recruiting class is hoping to build entering the 2019 regular season so that it doesn’t start that cycle behind the eight ball. The 2021 recruiting cycle will be a pivotal point of head Texas football coach Tom Herman’s tenure on the Forty Acres in all likelihood.

Most programs in the nation at this point don’t have a single 2021 commit in store yet, and the Texas football program fits the bill there. Texas football is building a solid 2020 recruiting class, but doing the same for the 2021 cycle means jumping on the top rising prospects early on. One prospect for the 2021 recruiting cycle that is big for Texas football to jump in on is Lakeview Centenniel running back Camar Wheaton.

Most prospects for the 2021 recruiting cycle are yet to get a 247Sports composite ranking. But Wheaton is rated as the top 2021 high school running back in the nation according to just the 247Sports ranking itself. Rivals doesn’t have a ranking in store yet for Wheaton either.

What Wheaton brings to the table as the nation’s top rated 2021 running back thus far is an extremely quick and elusive rusher that can breakaway from almost any defender in the open field. At 5-foot-11 and 190 pounds, Wheaton should have the build needed by the time he starts his collegiate career to fit the versatile running back mold that most big programs look for.

What should be exciting for this 2021 Texas football recruiting class is that Wheaton received his official offer from the program on Feb. 18. Wheaton literally has an offer sheet that includes programs spanning from coast-to-coast in the United States.

Some of the more notable offers Wheaton received thus far came from the Alabama Crimson Tide, Georgia Bulldogs, Michigan Wolverines, Oklahoma Sooners, USC Trojans, and Texas A&M Aggies. A good portion of his offers either came from a program from the Big 12 or out of the state of Texas.

Something that could give the Texas Longhorns the leg up over the competition like the Alabama’s and Georgia’s of the world is that Wheaton is a native of Garland, TX. A lot of the programs that jumped on Wheaton’s recruitment early on were smaller in-state programs like the Texas Tech Red Raiders and SMU Mustangs.

But, the elite talent level that Wheaton brings to the table will span his recruiting interests beyond the smaller Power Five programs and the Group of Five programs in Texas. The Horns should stay right at the forefront of Wheaton’s recruitment alongside the Aggies and Sooners.

Wheaton was also recently on campus in College Station, TX, for Junior Day with head coach Jimbo Fisher. He got to meet legendary Alabama head coach Nick Saban after he received his offer from that program on Feb. 5.

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The interest in Wheaton is clearly mounting nationwide as the 2021 recruiting cycle becomes increasingly important. Quite a few of the programs in on his recruitment will be hitting pivotal stages of recruiting for the 2021 cycle, including the Horns. It will be entertaining to watch his Wheaton’s recruitment transpires over the course of the next two off-seasons.