Jan 1, 2013; Dallas, TX, USA; Oklahoma State Cowboys quarterback Wes Lunt (11) prior to the game against the Purdue Boilermakers at the Cotton Bowl. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

REPORT: Wes Lunt Down To Five Schools, Including Southern Miss


ESPN.com college football beat writer Joe Schad reported on Monday that Oklahoma State Cowboys transfer quarterback Wes Lunt has five programs in mind, including Southern Miss. The Golden Eagles hired former Oklahoma State offensive coordinator Todd Monken this off-season.

Lunt’s transfer was the lead topic of This Week In College Football Social Media, which also featured Monken. The USM head coach tweeted the following cryptic message on Friday, less than 24 hours after Lunt’s transfer was announced:

Monken denied speaking with Lunt, per Oklahoma State’s Scout.com site. Monken was the chief recruiter of Lunt during the quarterback’s prep days at Rochester (Ill.) High School.

True sophomore-to-be Lunt is considering four other programs, per Schad. USM is the only candidate outside of the Group of Five conferences with preferred access to the new College Football Playoff. Lunt’s other suitors are Vanderbilt, Louisville, Illinois and Tennessee.

Vanderbilt, Illinois and Louisville all recruited Lunt. New Tennessee head coach Butch Jones offered him a spot at Cincinnati.

Lunt must redshirt in 2013, but has three years of eligibility remaining.

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