Wisconsin Offers Wes

Rochester (Ill) quarterback Wes Lunt picked up his third Big Ten offer Tuesday, as Wisconsin offensive coordinator Paul Chryst came away impressed with what the pro-style quarterback did in his workout.

MADISON – After only 15 minutes of work, Wisconsin offensive coordinator Paul Chryst saw all he needed to see out of Rochester (Ill.) High quarterback Wes Lunt.

Doing some three and five-step drops combined with some rollout and deep throws, Chryst called over Lunt and told him his workout earned him an offer from Wisconsin.

"Wisconsin is a great place and my aunt lives five minutes away from campus and everything," Lunt told Badger Nation Tuesday evening. "It would be great, so we'll just have to see … but it is an unbelievable school."

The Badgers first approached Lunt after the 6-foot-5, 205-pound quarterback, rated No.18 in the country by Scout.com, sent his highlight tape to various schools around the country. Talking to recruiting contact Chris Ash roughly once a week, Lunt was pretty confident that today's workout would lead to another option.

"I came up to watch them workout and they told me that they were about 95 percent sure they were going to offer," Lunt said. "They just wanted to see me throw. There's been some good contact between me and (Wisconsin)."

After finishing his junior season with 2,135 yards passing, 30 touchdowns and only four interceptions, helping lead his team to a perfect 14-0 record and a state championship, Lunt has picked up Boston College, Illinois, Louisville, Michigan State, SMU, Vanderbilt and Western Michigan.

"I think I am definitely a pro-style type of guy and I have a pretty good arm," Lunt said. "I have a good short passing game and I make decent decisions, but I should be making better decisions at times. I need to work on my footwork and escaping pressure from the pocket. I am working on being the complete quarterback."

Lunt, who will play with his high school team in the Illinois, Michigan State and Northwestern 7 on 7 summer camp, hopes to finalize his decision before school starts up in the fall.

"No favorites yet," Lunt said. "I'm just taking it all in and once this period of craziness ends for me in the month of May, I am going to narrow it done and try to decide by the start of my senior year."

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