Longtime Auburn football quarterback target Prentiss “Air” Noland, a Langston High School product who seemed poised to join the Plains before committing to Ohio State, could one day hit the transfer portal due to the competition in Columbus according to Mike Farrell — who revealed as much while answering a question on whether Noland would put up bigger numbers than Georgia commit and No. 1 overall 2024 recruit Dylan Raiola.
“Ohio State QBs put up much bigger numbers than UGA QBs in that balanced offense but it comes down to this — Raiola will 100 percent be the guy at Georgia after a season while Noland could be a portal kid with the depth OSU has at QB,” Farrell wrote. He’d go on to predict that Raiola would put up gaudier stats.
Noland had six unofficial visits and visited the Auburn football school camp in 2021. The 4-star quarterback even visited during the in-between period for the Tigers after Bryan Harsin was fired and before Hugh Freeze was hired when Cadillac Williams was the interim head coach.
No guarantee Auburn football would consider Air Noland if he hit transfer portal
While it’s easy to make the connection that Noland could be an option for the Tigers again should he hit the transfer portal and abandon the competition at Ohio State, there’s no evidence that supports the No. 7 QB in 2024 would be on Freeze’s radar.
Following Freeze’s hiring, Noland had seven offers from the likes of Ohio State, Alabama, Clemson, Oregon, Tulane, Purdue, and NC State, as well as unofficial visits with Arkansas, Texas A&M, and Miami. Noland is not short on options, but he was short on interest from Auburn.
Perhaps things could change, but at this point, it’s far from a guarantee that the Noland-AU relationship would be resurrected in any way should he one day hit the transfer portal.