Monken has also been connected to job openings at Tulane and Memphis, but declined opportunities at both schools. He figures to be a popular addition to other lists, as is the trend with successful offensive-minded coaches.
The recruiting impact of a potential Monken departure is difficult to gauge, although Lunt said he may have to reconsider his options in such a scenario.
“I’d sit back and think about it,” Lunt said in a story in The State Journal-Register of Springfield. “That’s a tough one. I really don’t know. I’ve not thought about it.
“I would definitely take it one step at a time.”
Lunt attended OSU’s 44-10 Bedlam rout of Oklahoma and came away impressed.
“It was unbelievable,” he told Scout.com. “It was my first game and all I can say is amazing. That is all I can think to say.”
Lunt passed for 3,650 yards with 30 touchdowns – despite missing four games with an injury – in leading Rochester to a second-straight Class 4A state championship. Lunt is considering enrolling at OSU in January.