The Alan Pelc project has obviously worked.
Pearland giant Alan Pelc transferred out of basketball after his junior season to coach Tony Heath's football program after some persuasion, and it is the best decision the 6-foot-5, 297-pounds offensive lineman could have ever made as the scholarship offers have come his way.
Pelc verbally committed to the University of Houston this summer, but received his second offer, from North Carolina, this week. He is also considering taking an unofficial visit to Oklahoma State.
Since starting on the junior varsity last season, taking a crash-course in football, Pelc has had a tremendous senior season. While anchoring the Houston area's best rushing offense, Pelc has also provided sizeable holes for the shifty Fosswitt Whitaker to scoot through. Whitaker has rushed for over 1,500 yards and 15 touchdowns for the undefeated Oilers.
"We wanted to get him as many reps as we could last season, so we didn't move him up to varsity. Let's just say his best football days are three years down the road and has tremendous upside - like a size 18 shoe," Heath said.
For the time being, he's staying in Tony Heath's laboratory as the mad scientist hopes to squeeze a few more precious playoff moments out of his prize project.