Prentiss “Air” Noland is a rising star at quarterback in the class of 2024. The 11U signal-caller led the Welcome All Panthers to an undefeated season winning both the YFA League Championship and B2C State Championship. “I want to be like Tom Brady, he has all those rings”, Noland said jokingly. “I love winning football games”, he added. The 5’9 field-general has all the tools needed to be an elite quarterback. His big-time arm strength gets the ball down the field in a hurry. He can sit in the pocket and deliver an accurate throw while maintaining the athletic ability needed to scramble and move the chains. If the pocket breaks down he’s more than capable of rolling out and delivering an accurate ball on time.
One of Noland’s most impressive attributes is his poise in the pocket. He trusts his teammates to do their job so he can execute his perfectly. “We really developed our passing game. Over the course of the season we just continued to improve each week” Noland explained. “I told the guys in the College Park game to protect and we made it happen on the nine route”, he added. Trusting his teammates allowed time in the pocket for Noland to step up and deliver a downfield touchdown pass. “My favorite game this year was against North Henry. I threw three touchdowns including one on a play-action go route that we executed perfectly”, Noland explained cheerfully. He’s shown the progression to find his second or third read if given the time. A lot of praise is rightfully given to the stellar Welcome All Panthers offensive line.
“I have to make good throws and lead my team on the field by staying calm. Staying calm is the hardest part of being a quarterback,” said Noland. “I got to make sure I’m calling the right plays and keeping my teammates focused at all times. It’s worth it, though. I love being the coordinator and leading us down the field,” Noland added.
“I’m working with my quarterback trainer Andrico Hines. He’s been fundamental to my success on the field”, Noland explained. “I’ll be doing more push-ups on my own time trying to get stronger. I’ll work out and play AAU basketball in the spring and then focus on 7 on 7s in the summer.
Noland is a special player that will continue to develop into an All-American quarterback. He has the size, athleticism, and drive needed to compete at the highest level for years to come.
~By Cody Butler