Glennon: 'I'm Hoping I Get An Offer'

Chantilly (VA) Westfield standout Mike Glennon recently received an invitation to the camp he has always wanted to attend.

"It's very exciting to get the Elite 11 invitation," Mike Glennon told Pack Pride. "It has been a goal of mine ever since Sean was trying to get to the Elite 11. It is kind of a reward for all the hard work I've put in since my freshman year. I'm looking forward to going out there, working hard, and doing my best."

One of the top quarterback prospects in the state of Virginia, Glennon led Westfield High School to an 11-1 record as a junior. He threw for 1,800 yards, 18 touchdowns, and just five interceptions. What does he expect in 2007?

"We should be very good," said Glennon. "We went 11-1 last year, and we started about 17 juniors so we basically have everyone back. I think we will be the team to beat in Virginia."

After his huge junior season, Glennon, the brother of Virginia Tech quarterback Sean Glennon, started to garner scholarship offers.

"I have 12 offers now," he stated. "Probably the newest ones are Michigan, Florida State, Purdue, LSU, Michigan State... those are the recent ones I got in."

Glennon also claims offers from Virginia Tech, Virginia, and Miami among others. He recently camped at Miami, and he was also able to check out the campus while he was in Coral Gables.

"I was at Miami a couple of weeks ago for their camp," he said. "I was there for just a day. I spent a lot of time with coach Nix, and I learned a lot of stuff from him. I got to see the facilities and campus. It was a good visit."

Now Glennon has one college camp remaining. Next Tuesday he will head to Raleigh, North Carolina to try and earn a scholarship from NC State, the only program on his list that has yet to offer.

"I'm going to NC State next Tuesday for their camp," said Glennon. "I really like the coaching staff at NC State. They did real big things at Boston College, and I've been impressed by them.

"In talking with them, they said they can get even better athletes at NC State. If they can do the same thing at NC State that they did at Boston College, and get better athletes, I think they can be a pretty good team."

"I really like their quarterback coach, and I think coach O'Brien is a real nice guy and he seems really honest," Glennon added. "I think they will be a top-25 program with that new staff. I just liked it down there on my unofficial visit, and I think that it is a good possibility with me. I'm hoping I get an offer."

NC State has yet to offer a scholarship to any quarterback in the 2008 class. Wolfpack offensive coordinator Dana Bible has instructed potential quarterback prospects to attend one of the team's camps where he can work with them individually. At that time, offers are likely to be extended.

"That's their philosophy," said Glennon. "The coaches said they are not going to offer a quarterback until they see all of them at camp. I think they are going to offer one quarterback, but I don't know for sure. I'm hoping I'm going to get that offer."

Unlike most quarterbacks in the 2008 class, Glennon appears to be in no rush to make a decision. He is looking for the best fit for his situation, and he doesn't feel any pressure to decide early.

"It can go either way," he said. "There are some schools where they are only looking to take one quarterback, but at the same time you still want to make sure. I think you should at least take a couple of official visits... I'd rather make sure it's the right decision with me. I wouldn't rush my choice just to pick a school."

Glennon has yet to formulate a top five or name a leader.

"I'll probably narrow it down later this summer," he said. "I'll do that once I visit those new schools. There are probably some schools that are ahead of others, but I'm not eliminating anyone yet."

With that being said, don't expect Glennon to wait until signing day to make a decision.

"I'd say most likely it will be after I take three official visits, but if I go somewhere in the summer and realize it is the one for me I won't waste anytime," he stated. "I will get it over with and commit, but it will most likely be in September or October."


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