- Gerry Hamilton, RecruitingNation
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In the 100 days leading up to signing day 2015, RecruitingNation will looking back at our ESPN recruiting rankings from 2006 to the present and count down the best player of the past 10 years at each ranking position, No. 100 to No. 1.
Mike Glennon, No. 32 in 2008 class
Glennon was a nationally recruited pro-style quarterback prospect coming out of Westfield High in Chantilly, Virginia. After mulling over offers from the likes of Miami, Maryland, Michigan, Virginia, Virginia Tech and a host of others, the 6-foot-6, then 210-pound Glennon chose NC State due in large part to the reputation of then head coach Tom O'Brien as an offensive mind and quarterback developer.
Glennon redshirted his freshman year in Raleigh before serving as the backup to then NC State quarterback Russell Wilson in 2009 and 2010. He completed 33 of 52 passes for 326 yards, showing glimpses of what was to come in his final two seasons for the Wolfpack.
As a fourth-year junior, Glennon completed 283 of 453 passes for 3,054 yards and 31 touchdowns against 12 interceptions earning All-ACC mention, as well as academic All-ACC honors.
The 2012 season would prove to be Glennon's best hitting on 330 of 564 passes for 4,031 yards and 31 TD's with 17 INT's earning All-ACC honorable mention honors, as well as All-ACC academic team honors.
Glennon was selected in the third round, No. 73 overall, by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the 2013 NFL draft.
Honorable mention: Stephone Anthony, No. 32 in 2011 class. Anthony signed with Clemson out of Anson High in Polkton, North Carolina, over Florida, Virginia Tech and North Carolina. In four years at Clemson, including three as a starter at linebacker, Anthony has tallied 315 tackles and 9.5 sacks. He is expected to be selected in the 2015 NFL draft.
Glennon was a nationally recruited pro-style quarterback prospect coming out of Westfield High in Chantilly, Virginia.