Former Oklahoma State quarterback Wes Lunt took an unofficial visit to Illinois at the end of last week and is sincerely considering transferring there, sources familiar with his option said Monday.
Lunt is considering Illinois because he grew up an Illini fan and he believes the spread offense operated by offensive coordinator Bill Cubit is a good fit.
Lunt also has a relationship with coach Tim Beckman. Illinois is selling the fact that Lunt could potentially succeed a senior starter and that he could help turn around a program in front of his home-state fans.
Helping reboot that program under Beckman, a former Oklahoma State defensive coordinator, would be a nice fit for Lunt, though the Illini are far from a Big 12 power. Champaign, Ill., is about 90 miles from Lunt's hometown of Rochester.