Former Oklahoma State quarterback Wes Lunt has been considering a number of schools as he looks to complete his transfer, but it looks like that list has gotten significantly shorter. Oklahoma State has reportedly restricted Lunt from transferring to Southern Mississippi or any school in the Southeastern Conference, according to CBS Sports.
Cowboys spokesman Gavin Lang confirmed the news via e-mail after CBSSports.com spoke with a source with direct knowledge of Lunt’s transfer process. When asked why the SEC and Southern Miss were restricted, Lang said that decision is between Lunt and Gundy.
Lunt was reportedly considering SEC schools Tennessee and Vanderbilt along with Southern Miss, Louisville and Illinois. One college coach tracking the Lunt situation heard about the restriction from Lunt’s high school coach, Derek Leonard out of Rochester (Ill.) High School.
The only SEC team Oklahoma State has on its immediate schedule is Mississippi State in 2013. Oklahoma State and Southern Mississippi are not currently scheduled to play.
It is an interesting development which means Oklahoma State must believe a number of those schools tampered with Lunt before he officially decided to transfer, but there are no official allegations.
In 2012, Lunt threw for 1,108 yards, six touchdowns and seven interceptions.
Lunt has also been restricted from transferring to any Pac-12 school, Big 12 school or Eastern Michigan.
BREAKING; Rochester HC Derek Leonard: OSU blocking Wes Lunt transfer to SEC, PAC 12, BIG 12, S. Miss & E. Michigan
— Zach Kerker (@ZachKerker) May 17, 2013
When you start restricting transfers to Southern Miss and Eastern Michigan, your school has hit an all-time.
It is a sad day for Oklahoma State as they look truly pathetic for the way they are handling the Lunt situation.