Sept. 8, 2012; Tucson, AZ, USA; Oklahoma State Cowboys quarterback Wes Lunt (11) throws during the second half against the Arizona Wildcats at Arizona Stadium. The Wildcats beat the Cowboys 59-38. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports

Illinois Football: Wes Lunt Chooses to Transfer to Fighting Illini


After considering his options for more than a month, it is official that former Oklahoma State quarterback Wes Lunt will be transferring to the Illinois Fighting Illini (a source told ESPN’s Joe Shad on Monday).

Lunt decided to transfer to the Fighting Illini after his former school set some pretty strict restrictions on his choice.

First, Oklahoma State said he couldn’t transfer to Tennessee, Vanderbilt or Southern Miss then that he couldn’t transfer to a school in the Big 12, SEC, Pac-12, or Central Michigan.

Illinois and Louisville were the major two players in the battle to land Wes Lunt. According to ESPN’s Joe Shad, “Lunt believes the (Illinois’) spread offense operated by offensive coordinator Bill Cubit would be a good fit.”

Wes Lunt will not be able to hit the field for the Illini in 2013, but will make things interesting in 2014. This is because Illinois will have both junior Reilly O’Toole and redshirt freshman Aaron Bailey and will also add Lunt.

As a freshman at Oklahoma State, Lunt recorded 1,108 passing yards, six touchdowns, and seven interceptions.

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