March 4, 2011

Illinois QB has a Spartan offer

Last weekend Michigan State was able to host many of the top prospects in the Midwest on campus for a Junior Day Visit. One of the players that was in attendance was quarterback Wes Lunt of Rochester High School in Illinois. The 6-foot-6, 185-pound Lunt is one of the top quarterback prospects in the Midwest for the class of 2012.

Lunt was able to spend some quality time with Spartan Head Coach Mark Dantonio while in East Lansing and he informed us that he got some good news from him.

"I was offered by Michigan State," Lunt stated. "I also have offers from Illinois, Boston College, Southern Methodist University and Western Michigan. I am, also hearing from Iowa, Wisconsin, Indiana, Vanderbilt and Tennessee."

The early scholarship offers should not come a as surprise considering the junior season Lunt had for Rochester High School. Lunt passed for over 3000-yards while leading his team to an undefeated season and the Class 4A State Championship.

Michigan State has been closely evaluating Lunt for several months. The primary recruiter of Lunt for Michigan State is Offensive Coordinator Dan Roushar. Coach Roushar has been in frequent contact with Lunt and his high school coach. Lunt talked about what he liked about his visit to Michigan State.

"The visit to Michigan State went great," he sated. "I really liked the fan base, the facilities and the coaches that are there."

With a solid list of early offers on the table and several other schools closing in on pulling the trigger on a scholarship, Lunt is not in a hurry to make his college choice. He plans on staying active this spring and summer and will be checking out many of the schools he is seriously considering.

"I am going to visit a lot of the schools again," he said. "I am not sure about the exact dates or if I will attend camps. I will probably make my college choice sometime right before my senior season."

Making a summer choice is always a wise move for quarterbacks. Not only does it allow them to focus on their senior season, but they can then serve as recruiters that can help attract other players to the school.

As far as what Lunt is looking for in a college, he said he has a good idea of the things that will help him make his choice.

"I am looking for a school that will provide me a great education," Lunt said. "I also want to make sure I have a good relationship with the players and coaches because they are the people I will be around on a daily basis. In addition, I also want to make sure that the offense they run is a good fit for me. "

Michigan State's pro-style offense should be an attractive option for a player with Lunt's skills set. Lunt is a pocket passer with a strong arm, which should allow him to be able to make the throws the Spartan offense calls for.

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