6-6, 195-pound Westfield (Chantilly, VA) junior quarterback Mike Glennon was to head to Charlottesville this Saturday for UVa's spring game. He has more on his mind than just watching the game, however, as he will be looking to discover more about UVa's possible future plans for him.
"I want to see what their honest opinion is about their quarterback situation," Glennon said. "Obviously, [Jameel] Sewell had a good year and Peter [Lalich] is a great player, so I want to see where they think I fit in. I also want to see more of what the university is about."
Glennon discussed more about what he means about UVa's "quarterback situation."
"I just want to find out what they think of everything and to see where I stand," Glennon said. "Whatever they say, it's not going to scare me away. I'm not scared of competition. I just want to know exactly what their opinions are."
UVa has been recruiting Glennon for quite some time. He attended summer camp in Charlottesville last year and actually earned a verbal offer before he left. Last fall, UVa became the first school to extend a written scholarship offer.
"That was totally unexpected," Glennon recalled of receiving the verbal offer from Virginia. "I was just expecting them to show interest and see how my junior season went before doing anything. At lunch, though, Coach [Al] Groh came up to me and my dad with the news. I was shocked.
"Right away, Coach Groh asked what I thought stood out to them about me. Then, he told me why I deserved it. I answered that I thought it was my size. He said that the size of course was a factor, but he was also impressed with my footwork. In the 7-on-7, Coach Mike Groh was telling me what to read and I was picking it up right away. I think I had the mental part down."
The following Saturday, Glennon will visit Virginia Tech. During spring break last week, he took in a spring practice in Blacksburg and also made visits to Duke and N.C. State, respectively.
"Part of the visit to Virginia Tech was for me and part was to see Sean [Glennon]," Glennon said. "I already know the place well and I know the coaches well. The visit gave me another standpoint because I spent time in a quarterbacks meeting. I didn't get a chance to talk to the coaches much, but I already know the place so well and I don't think the coaches really need to say anything to me. I've had a feel for it for years now.
"At Duke, I just got to go to a practice and sit in on a meeting. I learned more about the university. At N.C. State, they didn't have a practice but I got a tour of the facilities. Coach Bible and Coach O'Brien told me their philosophy is to not offer a quarterback unless they have seen them throw in person. They want me to come to their camp."
Glennon, who attended camps at Maryland, Notre Dame, Virginia and Virginia Tech last summer, says he "almost definitely" will be going to N.C. State's camp this summer. He is not sure if he will attend other camps, but he did not rule anything out.
Glennon remains unsure of when he will make a decision and he didn't name any favorites at this point, though this weekend appears important as far as UVa is concerned.
"I don't think I really want to eliminate any schools right now because I want to be open to everybody," Glennon said. "I honestly have no idea of when I will decide. When I feel a school is right and the time is right, I will decide. I want to visit a lot of schools."
In addition to the aforementioned programs, Boston College and Michigan State are also expressing serious interest in the talented junior signal caller. In his junior season in 2006, Glennon completed 123 of 205 passes for 1,662 yards with 18 touchdowns to only five interceptions. Westfield went 11-1 on the season, falling in the regional championship game.