Report: Wes Lunt to Attend Illinois

By Kyle Rowland on June 17, 2013 at 1:05p

It appears the Wes Lunt saga is finally nearing an end. Count Illinois as the big winner

Lunt began his college career last season as Oklahoma State's starting quarterback. But injuries sidelined him half the year and he only played in six games. Despite that, Lunt still threw for more than 1,100 yards. He had six touchdowns and seven interceptions. After spring practice, though, Lunt found himself as the third-string quarterback, which prompted a circus. 

Oklahoma State head coach Mike Gundy limited Lunt's transfer options to what seemed like only a handful of schools. Gundy drew heavy criticism for the restrictions, which denied Lunt the opportunity to play for 37 schools, especially coming months after he entertained leaving the Cowboys for two different schools. 

Lunt's main competition in 2014, after the departure of Nathan Scheelhaase, will be Reilly O'Toole. A native of Illinois, Lunt chose the Fighting Illini over Louisville. 

Source: @schadjoe


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SilverState's picture

"...Lunt chose the Fighting Illini over Louisville."

bodast67's picture

He wants to start now, not wait behind a potential Heisman candidate. Smart move on his part.




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osubuck57's picture

What a shitty coach to put restrictions on a kid. Couldn't sign with like 30+ schools?? If your gonna release a kid or let him transfer/out of scholarship, let him play for who he wants. Had the very same problem with Jimbo Fisher not letting a kid out of his scholarship when he changed his mind. Know the scenarios are totally different, but why the double standard for coaches and not players?? Coaches come and go when and if they want to take different jobs after they promise these kids they're gonna be their forever...


Hovenaut's picture

Mike Gundy won't be saying anything regarding this kid. Except that Mike Gundy is still a man, is 40-something now.

And doesn't use Angie's List.

DJ Byrnes's picture

Except for that time, you know, you committed to a program in Oklahoma.


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MN Buckeye's picture

But he very well might have to . . . 

Evansvillebuckeye's picture

Are you sure that picture is of Lunt?  I thought it was the 8th grader that Kiffin offered....

bodast67's picture

At first glance, i thought it was McLovin w/o his glasses...




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Hovenaut's picture

No way.

It's MACK-lovin' without the specs:

bodast67's picture

Oh my God...




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