Lunt's Transfer Saga Continues

It appears Oklahoma State fans and media members are going to continue to have a strong interest in the future destination of former Cowboys quarterback Wes Lunt until that destination becomes final. The big story on Friday as it was tweeted and blogged was that Oklahoma State head coach Mike Gundy blocked Lunt from a number of schools as his future destinations.

If Oklahoma State would not grant Lunt a release to certain schools then the sophomore-to-be quarterback with a redshirt year available could not immediately go on scholarship and have his school paid by those schools.

An OSU official confirmed information that we had heard that Lunt would not be given a release to transfer to any other Big 12 schools, any SEC schools, and any schools that appear on Oklahoma State's schedule (UTSA, Central Mighigan, Louisiana-Lafayette, etc.) during the time that Lunt could be eligible.

The transfer block also includes Southern Miss, where former OSU offensive coordinator Todd Monken is now head coach.

Lunt entered Oklahoma State a semester early out of high school at the request of Gundy and Monken and finished spring football in 2012 winning the starting quarterback job.

Lunt guided OSU to a win completing all of his passes in just one quarter's work against Savannah State in the 2012 season opener. He went on to throw for 436 yards, an OSU freshman record, and four touchdowns as well as three interceptions in a loss on the road at Arizona.

Lunt was hurt on the sixth play against Louisiana-Lafayette with a dislocated petella and a high ankle sprain. He came back to lead OSU to a win over TCU before suffering a concussion-type injury the next week on the road against eventual Big 12 champion Kansas State.

The success of quarterbacks J.W. Walsh and Clint Chelf caused a quarterback derby to come back again during the 2013 edition of OSU spring football, and apparently what transpired during the spring and after was not embraced by Lunt. Lunt announced his intention to transfer after being home for less than a week following the end of the semester.

Neither Lunt nor his family have made any public comments other than a release that Oklahoma State issued. All comments on Lunt and his possible future destinations have emerged from his former high school head coach Derek Leonard at Rochester High School, who coached Lunt and the Rockets to back-to-back Illinois state championships.

Illinois and Louisville have been the most often mentioned schools in pursuit of Lunt. Both schools offered Lunt a scholarship coming out of high school. Tennessee, Vanderbilt, and Southern Miss have also been mentioned in reports by national reporters but it would appear those destinations might not be possible.

Gundy has also not commented other than his quote in the release and subsequent answers of fan-submitted Twitter questions.

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