LOI #17: Mike Glennon

Chantilly (VA) Westfield quarterback Mike Glennon has signed with NC State!

QB Mike Glennon
6-6, 200 pounds, 4.85 seconds in the 40
Westfield High School, Chantilly, Va

Prospect Ranking:
Rated a four-star prospect and the No. 5 QB in the nation by Scout.com, No. 70 player in the nation regardless of position by Tom Lemming, No. 3 QB in the nation by ESPN

Accomplishments: As a senior Glennon completed 171 of 265 passes (65%) for 2,557 yards and 32 touchdowns versus just seven interceptions. He also rushed for six touchdowns and helped lead his team to state title. For his efforts he was named the Virginia Gatorade state player of the year, AP state player of the year, all-region, all-area, selected to the Under Armour All-American game and named a Parade All-American.

Academics: Projects as a qualifier

The Recruiting Scene: With offers on the table from Michigan, Florida State, Michigan State, Virginia Tech, Purdue and Virginia, Mike Glennon went into NC State's camp without a Wolfpack offer. The crazy thing was that State actually held the lead despite the fact that all of the other major schools had offered before the Pack. That advantage was forged in an early unofficial visit to Raleigh by Glennon and it was a margin that no other school was ever able to overcome. State made it clear early on that they didn't plan to extend any offers to QB's until their camp and they stuck to their guns.

Glennon understood their strategy but after working out for the State coaches in person, there was little doubt who their main target was going to be. After officially being offered by NC State, Glennon wasted little time in making his commitment public.

Throughout the recruiting year he would become one of the most popular recruits ever among NC State fans as he provided weekly updates on his season.

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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