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Connor Noland inks NLI in the Colosseum
Greenwood quarterback Connor Noland signs his letter of intent at the Colloseum in Rome on Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017.
Greenwood quarterback Connor Noland and his family traveled to Rome for a vacation, and it gave the future Razorback an opportunity to sign his national letter of intent at the Colosseum on Wednesday morning.
He and his family arrived in Rome about 3 a.m. Central Time.
"We had talked about a trip to Europe earlier in the year, and it just worked out this way," Noland said. "I played in the Blue-Grey All American game on Monday night, the 18th, and we flew out on the 19th. Monumental moments should be experienced in monumental places. What a month."
Noland (6-3, 208 pounds) inked with the Hogs over scholarship offers from Penn State, UCLA, Texas A&M, Ole Miss and others. ESPN rates him a four-star prospect, the No. 14 pocket-passer and No. 243 overall prospect in the nation.
A standout right-handed pitcher, he also plans to play baseball at Arkansas.
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