Former 4-star quarterback Wes Lunt, from Rochester, IL and Oklahoma State University, will be transferring to Illinois.
Lunt chose Illinois over Louisville after visiting both universities. The news was first reported by Zach Kerker from channel1450.com and then later by ESPN’s Joe Schad.
The soon-to-be sophomore QB chose Illinois because he believes he’s a good fit for new offensive coordinator Bill Cubit’s spread offense. Lunt chose to transfer from Oklahoma State after losing his job after being injured early in the season. He began the year as the starter for the Cowboys, compiling 1,108 yards and 6 TD’s to 7 INT’s in 5 games. He was the first true freshman to start at quarterback in Oklahoma State history.
Lunt will have to sit out the 2013 season due to transfer rules, but will have 3 years of eligibility remaining starting in 2014. Looking ahead to that season, Lunt will be competing with senior Riley O’Toole, and 4-star sophomore Aaron Bailey. Bailey has the ability to change positions though, so it could be Lunt’s job to lose depending what happens this season for O’Toole and Bailey.