Cowboy Quarterback Commit Breaks Foot

Recent Oklahoma State quarterback commitment Wes Lunt of Rochester, Ill., suffered a broken right foot on Tuesday. The 6-5, 200-pound record-setting passer apparently suffered the injury in a non-sports related situation, said Rochester High School head coach Derek Leonard.

We contacted Lunt and he responded back with a text. The standout quarterback said he is still uncertain how severe the injury is or how long it will keep him off the football field.

The Lunts will be very cautious and allow the injury to fully heal.

"I'm going to go to a doctor on Monday and I will find our more," Lunt text. "I will let you know what I find out on Monday."

Lunt is very close to his high school head coach and as you can imagine Coach Leonard is very concerned. You hate to see this happen to a player going into his senior season and, obviously, Lunt is a major part of the Rockets team.

"I really don't know (extent of it)," Leonard expressed. "He is seeing the doctors again on Thursday and will find out more about it. The X-ray is all we're going on right now. It is a matter of the break. Is it a complete break? They are being real vague right now. I have no idea how long he will be out."

Last season Lunt, who has an older brother that is a quarterback at Western Illinois University, led Rochester to a 14-0 record and the Class 4A state championship. He threw for 3,107 yards with 30 touchdowns and just four interceptions. He was named first-team all-conference and made some All-State teams.

He has been ranked as high as top 25 in quarterback prospects in the country. One source had him as the 16th-best quarterback prospect in America.

He was offered by a variety of Division I schools coast to coast, but he made a verbal commitment in June to Oklahoma State. His family traveled to Stillwater for a second time in the span of a month to make the commitment fact to face with Cowboys head coach Mike Gundy.

Coach Leonard is doing what he has to and proceeding with a backup plan. Like most coaches he has dealt with setbacks before.

"None this big," Leonard said. "We will need to come together as a team. We'll hope he comes back and plays sooner rather than later. You have to coach as if you are going to be playing without him."

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