Pelc's 'Best Football is Yet to Come'

Pearland (Texas) High School offensive lineman Alan Pelc has officially joined the Tar Heels. The 6-foot-7, 305-pounder is expected to play the offensive tackle position at Chapel Hill.

"The college atmosphere, the academics and the ACC were big reasons for his choice to attend the University of North Carolina," Heath said.

Pearland's head football coach Tony Heath said Pelc has a strong work ethic and is a tremendous athlete, as evidenced by his basketball ability. After turning his attention from the court to the football field in 2004, Pelc has developed into a solid offensive line prospect.

"His best football is yet to come," Heath said. "He's a kid that was a late bloomer that has a tremendous work ethic and a desire to succeed, academically as well as athletically."

Pelc committed to play at the University of Houston during the summer, but his play this season attracted UNC offensive line coach Hal Hunter's attention. Heath is quick to praise Hunter's job recruiting his student-athlete, suggesting that other schools' recruiters could learn a thing or two from the fourth-year UNC coach.

Heath also said Pelc was able to develop a good relationship with the UNC coaching staff, which made faxing his letter of intent to the Tar Heels' football office this morning a simple decision.

Despite only playing in his second full year of organized football, Pelc quickly became known throughout the Houston area as a top offensive line prospect after recording 48 pancakes, 32 knockdowns, and allowing no sacks during his senior season. Pelc was also named to the Texas Sports Writers Association Class 5A All-State third-team, as well as the All-District 24-5A first-team.

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