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 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 after verbaling to the Wolfpack.
|Glennon followed his commitment with a huge senior season.|
Glennon followed his commitment with a huge senior season. He completed 171-of-265 passes for 2,557 yards and 32 touchdowns with just six interceptions while rushing for another 129 yards and seven scores. The 6-foot-7, 210-pounder put Westfield on his shoulders and carried them to an undefeated 15-0 record and the Virginia AAA Division 6 Championship.
Although he has spent nearly all of his high school career under center, Glennon played in the shotgun at the Under Armour all-star game. With just a few days practice in the gun, Glennon didn't miss a beat. He looked comfortable and when he needed to get outside of the pocket, he showed the ability to still hit his receiver in stride while on the run. Glennon's efforts led to him being named Red team MVP in the inaugural Under Armour game.
The accolades poured in for Glennon, who was named to the 2008 Parade All-American team and the EA Sports All-American team. Rated a four-star recruit and the No. 5 quarterback in the country by Scout.com, the recruiting service also tabbed him the No. 87 overall player in the 2008 class. ESPN.com ranked him the No. 3 quarterback and the No. 32 player in the country, and PrepStar Magazine tabbed him the No. 107 overall player.
Glennon didn't just earn national recognition, as he was generally regarded as the top player in the state of Virginia. Glennon was named first-team all-state, all-region and all-district as well as being tabbed AP State Player of the Year and Virginia Gatorade Player of the Year. He was also ranked the No. 1 recruit in the state of Virginia by The Roanoke Times.
|"He makes it look so easy."|
Here are exclusive highlights from Glennon's senior season!
Senior Season Scouting Report: "The recurring theme when watching Glennon is that he makes it look so easy. With an effortless throwing motion and powerful arm, he has the ability to complete every pass imaginable. The epitome of a rhythm quarterback. Glennon makes his drops and fires on time, again and again. What gets lost in the highlights is the fact that all of this is accomplished because of his knowledge of the system he plays in and the ability to hit the right receiver consistently. On most plays, the play happens so quickly, the defender has virtually no time to react.
"Whether on play action, straight drop-back or rollouts, Glennon uses good touch on underneath routes and perfect placement on his deep balls. He throws 40 and 50-yard passes effortlessly with pinpoint accuracy where only his receiver can catch the ball. From a scouting standpoint, the only aspect that you don't see in Glennon's highlights are him going through a progression of receivers. However, it's hard to complain when he throws strikes to his primary target repeatedly, and that likely speaks volumes to just how well he knows his offense.
"Perhaps the most pleasant surprise of Glennon's game is his footwork. He likely won't win a lot of 40-yard dash contests but he does boast football speed. Glennon's feet are much quicker and livelier than you typically expect to find in a 6-6 player. He's able to move around well and buy time in the pocket but when he decides to tuck it and run, has the speed to get out of trouble." -- Recruiting Analyst Steve Williams
Sr. Film: QB #7 Mike Glennon - Rushing - Video 1 -
Sr. Film: QB #7 Mike Glennon - Deep Passes - Video 1 -
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Sr. Film: QB #7 Mike Glennon - Short Passes - Video 1 -
Sr. Film: QB #7 Mike Glennon - Short Passes - Video 2 -
Sr. Film: QB #7 Mike Glennon - Short Passes - Video 3 -
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