Name: Mike Glennon
Hometown: Chantilly, Virginia
High School: Westfield High School
Notes: In his junior season in 2006, Mike 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.
After a strong spring on the camp circuit, Glennon earned invites to the prestigious Elite 11 Camp and the inaugural ESPN All-Star Football Game.
He had landed scholarship offers from Virginia, Michigan, Michigan State, Florida State, Miami, and Purdue among others. Virginia Tech, where his brother is the starting quarterback, had also offered a scholarship. He called every school that had extended an offer to inform them of his decision to attend NC State.
"I'd say UVA and Michigan were after NC State," said Glennon. "UVA... I loved the coaches. They are great people. With Michigan, the tradition is unbelieveable. In the end I just felt NC State was the best fit for me.
|"He moves well enough to throw on the run effectively or just enough to evade the initial rush and make a throw."|
"I don't think it was that hard for Virginia Tech because I think they had a feeling all along that I would be going elsewhere. It was was hard to tell them, but to be honest it was really harder to tell some of the other schools."
Scouting Report #1: "Mike Glennon is your classic, drop back quarterback prospect. He has great size at 6-5, 6-6 and has a frame to get bigger (wt. wise).
"From an athletic standpoint he moves well enough to throw on the run effectively or just enough to evade the initial rush and make a throw. Something I really like about Mike is the way he throws the ball. He does drop low (arm) at times but he can throw with velocity or touch, depending on the route. Glennon executes well in throwing the deeper passes, especially when he has to drop the ball right in there.
"He is also very effective in the short and intermediate range with passes, throwing to spots with zip. Glennon drops quickly and shows good field vision." -- Scout.com Recruiting Analyst Jamie Newberg
Scouting Report #2: "At 6-6, 200 pounds, Mike Glennon has almost prototypical size for a drop back QB. Tall and lanky, Glennon has amazing body control for a player his size and shows solid footwork in the pocket. While most high schools have gone to a spread offense to showcase their QB's, Glennon plays exclusively under center and that has allowed him to perfect his drops. Because of the repetition, he's almost methodical in his approach to the passing game.
"Glennon has impressive throwing mechanics and his height allows him to throw the ball from a high delivery point. He shows the ability to make all the throws- short, intermediate and deep. Most impressive is his placement on passes. He routinely puts the ball where only his man can catch it and always uses only the velocity to needed to complete the pass.
"Watching Glennon it's obvious that he has tremendous knowledge of the game and has been well-schooled in his team's offensive approach. He takes full advantage of one on one matchups and seems to thrive on timing routes where he can make his drops and fire. Glennon shows this repeatedly and that makes him almost impossible to stop on the high school level." -- Recruiting Analyst Steve Williams
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