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Could Lunt be the answer in 2012?

by John Helsley Published: June 20, 2011
The Class of 2012 has found its signal caller.
The Class of 2012 has found its signal caller.

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It’s not hard to understand what intrigued Oklahoma State offensive coordinator Todd Monken about Rochester (Ill.) quarterback Wes Lunt. The 6-foot-6, 185-pound prospect picked the Pokes over several other offers including Boston College and Michigan State. He’s likely to join the competition to become OSU’s starting quarterback in 2012.

He’s a tall, lanky quarterback prospect with the potential to grow.

And, maybe, most importantly, he’s a winner.

Lunt passed for 3,136 yards and 30 touchdowns in leading Rochester to a 14-0 record and Class 4A state title in Illinois last season. He completed 212 of 323 passes (65.6 percent) and threw just four interceptions in 2010.

CLICK HERE for highlights of Lunt in action.

When looking at the highlights of Lunt in action, you immediately notice his size and his athleticism (check out his throws while running to his left). He definitely appears to have the physical skills to succeed at OSU.

Like every quarterback, the key to Lunt’s success could be his ability to process things quickly, execute quickly and throw accurately while under pressure. All three things are hard to evaluate before a player arrives on campus but Pokes’ fans should be pleased to see Lunt commit because the potential is there.

Another positive for Lunt is his team’s 14-0 record and state title last season. For the second straight class, OSU appears poised to bring in a winner at quarterback (True freshman J.W. Walsh led his Denton Guyer squad deep into the Texas playoffs for three straight seasons).

As OSU continues to take steps towards building a program that competes for Big 12 championships every season, the more winners you can bring in at the quarterback position, the better.

Overall, Lunt appears to be a good pickup for OSU’s Class of 2012. There’s no reason he can’t join the battle to become OSU’s starting quarterback in 2012, especially if he’s able to adapt quickly to Big 12 football.

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by John Helsley
OSU Reporter Sr.
John Helsley grew up in Del City, reading all the newspapers and sports magazines he could get his hands on. And Saturday afternoons, when the Major League Game of the Week was on, he'd keep a scorecard for the game. So the sports appeal was was...
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