A common theme throughout this spring when focusing on top prospects has been the number of top quarterbacks in the state of Virginia. Westfield’s Sean Glennon , Hopewell’s Lee Bujakowski, Colonial Forge’s Randy Hippeard, Western Branch’s Ryan Pond, and Bath County’s Jacob Phillips are the consensus top five quarterbacks in the state.
Not too much separates the four of Glennon, Bujakowski, Hippeard, and Pond, while Phillips may be more of an athlete. One has to be rated the best, and in my early state rankings, that player was Sean Glennon .
Glennon’s most glaring strength is his accuracy. Over the past two seasons, he has thrown for a combined 42 touchdowns with only seven interceptions. His completion percentage over that span has been around 65%. Glennon’s tremendous accuracy enables Westfield to run a very efficient offense with a good mix of run and pass.
“We run a multiple receiver offense, but honestly, coach [Tom Verbanic] likes to run the ball more,” said Glennon. “We have talented perimeter players and will usually go to a 3 or 4 receiver set. I’m always under center. We usually throw the ball around 20-25 times a game, with no fancy passes…everything is pretty basic.
“I’m successful in the offense because my arm is my best weapon. My arm is one of our best weapons, and coach allows me to do my thing and just throw the football.”
A typical drop back passer, Glennon knows he will never be mistaken for Michael Vick anytime soon. But with a quick release and quick feet to be able to escape pressure, he rarely gets sacked.
“I’m at my best when I’m behind the line of scrimmage,” said the 6-4, 190 pound Glennon. “I’m not an option quarterback. In the open field, I’m not good at juking past defenders or anything like that. I’m not Michael Vick, but I can gain some yards if we need it. But most times, when I escape the pressure, I’m still looking to throw.
“I have a pretty quick release also, so I don’t get sacked too much. My release was a problem for me as a kid, but I’ve worked through it and have good technique now.”
Over the months before his senior season, Glennon hopes to improve his arm strength. While he does have a strong arm right now, he knows he needs to improve to the caliber needed at the college level.
“The one thing I want to improve a little bit is my arm strength,” said Glennon. “I think I need a little stronger of an arm...
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