Wes Lunt Visiting Louisville On Tuesday

Richard Rowe-US PRESSWIRE

Wes Lunt, the Oklahoma State transfer who could be the replacement for Teddy Bridgewater, is on campus today for an official visit.

Lunt was the No. 7 quarterback in the class of 2012, and was named the Cowboys' starting QB in the spring of what should have been his senior year of high school (he enrolled early at OK State). He started five games for Mike Gundy's team, but injuries to his head and leg forced him to the sidelines for much of his freshman season. Despite throwing for for 1,108 yards and six touchdowns, Gundy hinted that Lunt would not be the starter in 2013, news which prompted this transfer.

The transfer has also made headlines for the number of schools which Gundy has prevented Lunt from transferring to. It's a list which has left Illinois and Louisville as the only real competitors to land the former four-star prospect.

One of Lunt's biggest problems during his freshman season was home sickness. That fact and his familiarity with the Illinois staff have left most people to believe that the Fighting Illini are the heavy favorite to land the services of the Rochester (IL) native.

In the likely event that it takes place following this season, the battle to replace Bridgewater will be fierce. Louisville already has three scholarship quarterbacks in JuCo transfer Brett Nelson, redshirt freshman Will Gardner and true freshman Kyle Bolin, and they'll add another when Trinity QB Reggie Bonnafon joins the fold next summer.

Still, there are major question marks surrounding each of those candidates. Nelson has reportedly been unimpressive since arriving at U of L and didn't wow anyone during the spring game. Bolin and Gardner have both suffered major knee injuries and have zero college experience. And Bonnafon has yet to take a meaningful varsity snap for the Shamrocks.

With this being the case, if Lunt were to commit to Louisville he would instantly become the most likely candidate to be the Cardinals' next quarterback. He has all the tools to run Shawn Watson's offense, he has big-time college experience, and he'd have a year to get comfortable with the program and the university.

It sounds like it will be a tough sell, but landing Wes Lunt would be a big-time get for Louisville. He's expected to make a decision sometime in the next week.

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