Quarterback Wes Lunt, who started five games last season as a true freshman but suffered through injuries, is transferring from Oklahoma State.
While it appeared that fifth-year senior Clint Chelf would have been the starter at quarterback had the season started after spring drills, head coach Mike Gundy said that sophomore J.W. Walsh and Lunt remained viable options to start the season opener. Now, only Walsh stands in Chelf's way.
Lunt finished his 2012 season 81-of-131 passing for 1,108 yards with six touchdowns and seven interceptions.
Chelf's strong play to close 2012 as well as the presence of Walsh likely led Lunt to decide to leave Stillwater. There will be a lot of interest in the young signal-caller because he has good size, a strong arm and starting experience. No matter which FBS school he chooses, he will have three years of eligibility remaining.
This news certainly is a little surprising, although major-college quarterbacks transferring have become very common recently across the nation. However, Lunt cannot play right away like Clint Trickett and others will be able to do because he obviously will not graduate from Oklahoma State.
At his next stop, Lunt will try to prove that he is not injury-prone after breaking his foot during summer workouts entering his senior year of high school as well as missing time with knee/ankle and head injuries last fall.