Name: Mike Glennon
Hometown: Chantilly, Virginia
High School: Westfield High School
Notes: Westfield entered the game with a 3-0 record and the No. 1 ranking in the region, defeating its first three opponents by an average score of 41-4. Chantilly, No. 2 in the region, also had a 3-0 record and was coming off an eye-opening 49-0 win over local power Annandale.
Behind the play of Glennon, Westfield would win 28-16, improving to 4-0 on the season and avenging last year's season-ending loss to Chantilly.
"It was a big win," Glennon remarked. "It was tough losing to them last year in the region. It's good to be back, but we've got to get ready for Robinson. We're not satisfied yet. We want to ultimately go 15-0."
The NC State commitment finished the night completing 15-of-22 passes for 174 yards and two touchdowns (1, 5 yards). He added 50 yards rushing on six carries, including the 24-yard touchdown run.
He continued to make plays through the air, often extending drives on third down playing in Westfield's pro-style offense. Working entirely under center, Glennon showed the ability to put touch on fade routes, complete deep outs, curls, slants... nearly any pass you can ask a quarterback to make, he made tonight.
|"He did a great job."|
"We did some things a little different tonight, and Mikey made some great throws tonight when he needed to make some great throws," coach Verbanic stated. "We're playing against bump coverage with some safeties behind... man-under two-deep... that can be tough to throw against and he did a great job."
The key for Westfield was their ability to run the football and control the clock, eventually wearing down Chantilly's defense.
"We had an idea that we would need to run the ball because we thought they were going to try and do to us what they did last year in the regional championship," said Glennon. "The offensive line did great. They opened holes, and I didn't get sacked one time. All the credit goes to them."
Coach Verbanic raved about his star quarterback following the game.
"We have a lot of seniors, but Mikey is our leader on offense," he said. "Just listen to him afterwards in his interview talk about how we gave up no sacks tonight and his offensive line did a great job. He brings so much to our team, but the other thing is he works so hard in practice."
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
Sr. Film: QB #7 Mike Glennon - Westfield vs. Chantilly -
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