The true freshman RB is reportedly "unlikely" to return to the team in 2022.
Wheaton arrived in Tuscaloosa as a five-star recruit and No. 3 running back prospect in the nation prior to the 2021 season. But through his first year with the program, he failed to make a single appearance as he dealt with a nagging knee injury.
Despite Wheaton's expected departure, the Alabama running backs room should be in good hands heading into the 2022 season. In addition to the return of five-star running back Trey Sanders, the Crimson Tide will also bring in Jahmyr Gibbs -- the No. 1-ranked running back in the transfer portal -- from Georgia Tech.
Senior running back Brian Robinson is heading to the 2022 NFL Draft.