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Former 4-star QB Lunt picks Illinois

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01:33 PM ET 06.17 | Oklahoma State transfer Wes Lunt has made his decision, choosing to go close to home to play for Illinois.

Draconian transfer restrictions set in place by Mike Gundy prevented Lunt from choosing 37 schools, including several he was reportedly interested in playing for. That left Louisville, who likely have just one more year of Teddy Bridgewater, and the Illini. Although Illinois went just 2-10 in their first season under Tim Beckman, things could turn up with the former 4-star recruit under center.

Lunt, a Rochester, Illinois native, played just one season for the Cowboys. He won the starting job right off the bat, but injuries and poor play -- six touchdowns to seven intereceptions -- ended his time as a starter, and after spring ball, he opted to move on.

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June 17, 2013  03:10 PM ET
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Told you he would pick Ill.

That you did, Colonel.

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June 17, 2013  03:42 PM ET
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Not hard to do when its the only school that Gundy allowed him to geaux to

He's a man....he's 40! He can tell you what to do with your life

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June 18, 2013  06:53 AM ET

The kid said he wanted to be closer to home. He got his wish. Good luck to him in the future. How the Illini can fare so poorly in a talent rich state like Illinois defies logic. I hope Beckman can turn their program around.

June 18, 2013  12:34 PM ET
QUOTE(#6):

MIke Im 40 Lundy seemed like a real **** to this kid transferring

Hope this comes back to bite Gundy in the a$$.

 
June 18, 2013  04:48 PM ET

Wow. They did this twice - it is June.

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