Blue Devils Offer Virginia Signal Caller

Already holding a handful of offers before making the trip to Duke, Centreville (Va.) Westfield signal caller Mike Glennon wasn't expecting the Blue Devils to pull the trigger on an offer so quickly. But that's exactly what happened in a one on one meeting with head coach Ted Roof.

"I had a chance to go up to Coach Roof's office and talk with him while I was there," explained Mike Glennon. "He told me that I was the kind of player they need in order to take the next step to build the program. He offered me a scholarship right there, which makes Duke that much more attractive."

Duke becomes the fourth school to extend an offer to the 6-foot-6, 195 pound quarterback - joining Virginia Tech, Maryland, and Virginia.

If the name Glennon sounds familiar, it's probably because Mike is the younger brother of Virgina Tech quarterback Sean Glennon - something that could certainly give the Hokies an inside track towards earning a commitment. However, Duke's recent coaching staff addition may help them continue to build a case.

"I knew Coach Vaas when he was at Notre Dame recruiting me," said Glennon. "He's going to be a great addition to Duke because he really knows football and is a great coach. Him being there is definitely a plus for them. My recruiting coach is Coach O'Brien. I've talked to him a few times and am getting to know him as we go along. I think he and Coach Vaas will make a good team there."

One of the benefits of having an older brother who is playing high major college football is Mike can learn from Sean's experiences both in the recruiting process and on the field when he arrives at whatever school he chooses.

"[Sean] taught me a few things he's picked up since being in college, but the main thing we've talked about is being a leader at that level. I've also watched his career and know that being a Division One quarterback isn't as easy as walking on campus after being a really good high school player. You have to work at it. For me I need to continue to watch film, get stronger, faster, and get bigger."

In addition to the quartet of ACC offers, Glennon says he expects to be a major target for North Carolina State as well as other regional powers. In the end, though, his decision hinge on the academic side of things.

"Football is going to end for me one day, and I will need something strong to fall back on."

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