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Houston school adds top senior-to-be

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Sam Proctor, ranked as a top junior in Rivals.com's Top 100 to watch in Texas, has made a major decision.
He is not announcing his college choice, but where he will play his senior year of high school for 2006. Proctor, a 6-foot-1, 190-pound athlete, has enrolled at Pearland High School after his family moved into the district over the holidays from Pasadena.
"It's a little uncharacteristic that a starting varsity player transfers between his junior and senior year, but it happens," Pearland coach Tony Heath said. "We are excited to have him, but we will evaluate him in the spring to see where he can best help our team."
Last season, Missouri-commit J.P. Tillman transferred from Northland Christian to Cy Falls, so it is not that uncommon.
"Sam and his family walked out of here with a smile on their face," Dobie coach Tommy Kaiser said. "There were no hard feelings, I just think his mother got a better deal on a house in Pearland. We wish him luck."
Proctor played quarterback at Dobie last year, where he scored 14 touchdowns through the air and on the ground, leading his team to an 8-2 season.
"Sam is a tremendous athlete and what's a little disappointing is that we have worked with him so much and he's improved so much at quarterback," Kaiser said. "Is he a Division I quarterback? College coaches will have to decide that, but he can play somewhere on the field."
Pearland already has a Division I prospect at running back in Foswhitt Whittaker, so Proctor's natural position would be quarterback for the Oilers.
"Our quarterback was a senior last year, but we have a quarterback in waiting," Heath said. "He will have to compete for the job during the spring."
In other Pearland news, quarterback Michael Speciale has committed to the Naval Academy, while offensive lineman Alan Pelc is taking his official visit to Houston this weekend. Pelc has visited and been offered by North Carolina.
"He really liked his visit to North Carolina," Heath said. "We'll know more after this weekend."
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