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Lunt considering Tennessee and Vanderbilt

Former Oklahoma State quarterback Wes Lunt, who decided to transfer last week, is considering five schools, with Tennessee and Vanderbilt making the cut, according to a source.

Lunt won the Cowboys' starting job last season as a true freshman, but missed time because of leg and head injuries. He still threw for 1,108 yards with six touchdowns and seven interceptions. Due to NCAA transfer rules, he won't be able play this coming season, but he'll have three years of eligibility remaining, starting in 2014.

Both schools could use a player like Lunt, and both Butch Jones and James Franklin either recruited him or have some sort of relationship with him.

Tennessee will enter fall camp with junior Justin Worley competing with redshirt freshman Nathan Peterman for the starting quarterback spot. Unlike Worley, Peterman has no college experience. Worley has passed for 738 career yards with one touchdown to five interceptions. While Worley has all of the game experience, he still didn't run away with the starting job this spring.

Lunt could be a valuable option for the Vols in 2014. Even if Worley ends up starting this fall and next, Lunt would still have two years of eligibility left and his presence will certainly push both Worley and Peterman even more. The good news is that the Vols will have freshman Joshua Dobbs and Riley Ferguson on campus this fall, but it wouldn't hurt to have another older voice around them.

Without an outright leader at the position, it wouldn't hurt the Vols to get some insurance for next season and beyond, especially from someone with the experience like Lunt has.

The same can be said for Vanderbilt. Redshirt senior Austyn Carta-Samuels ended the spring ahead of redshirt freshman Patton Robinette, but this will be his final fall with the Commodores. That means having Lunt on campus next year could really help the quarterback spot.

The Dores might need Lunt more than the Vols, considering Carta-Samuels only has one more year of eligibility remaining. Worley will have two more seasons to play, which could give Tennessee some stability at the position if he confidently takes the job. Vandy could use more experience under center, and Lunt would certainly provide that.

Both of these schools should push hard for Lunt's services because they could both use him in 2014.