A “Tank” plans to roll into Charlottesville in 2021.
Terion Sugick, a 6’2″, 290-pound defensive line prospect who goes by the nickname of “Tank”, announced his verbal commitment to the University of Virginia football program on Tuesday (December 3), which happens to be his birthday. Sugick, a product of National Christian Academy in Fort Washington, Maryland, celebrated his big day by revealing his big decision via Twitter.
“I’ll like to start off by thanking God for blessing me with everyday life and blessing me with the ability to play the sport that I love,” Sugick wrote in the tweet below. “I also would like to thank my parents, Lord knows I’ll go to war for them. I thank my Mom for being for being my #1 fan and being by my side my whole life. I thank my Pops for molding me into the young man I am today, and for being the best personal trainer I could ever ask for. I also want to thank my little brothers (Terek & Trent) for motivating me. I especially want to send thanks to the coach that made my dreams come true Coach Andre Kates, and my position coaches (Coach Delroy & Coach Ellis) for helping me get better every season. I also appreciate the whole Coaching Staff and my Teammates for pushing me in film, weights, and on the field. Lastly, I’d like to thank Coach Mendenhall, Coach So’oto, Coach Donte, and The Rest Of The Staff For Believing In My Talents To Be Able To Play At The Next Level. With that being said, I’ll be Verbally Committing to the University Of Virginia #GorillaGang #GoHoos”
It’s More Than Just A Game, When You Gotta Feed Your Family!
— ᵀ ᴬ ᴺ ᴷ ⁹ (@SugickTerion) December 3, 2019
Last month, Sugick revealed Duke, Kentucky, Louisville, Maryland, North Carolina, Vanderbilt, Virginia and West Virginia as his top eight schools. The Rivals and 247Sports 3-star recruit claims scholarship offers from those schools as well as Boston College and Florida, among others.
Since announcing his top eight on November 13, Sugick has visited Virginia twice unofficially. He was on Grounds on November 18 before returning last Friday to see the Hoos take down Virginia Tech.
National Christian Academy achieved a 7-3 record this season. The team includes three seniors – and now one junior as well – who have committed to major FBS programs. Sugick, whose junior season highlights you can view below courtesy of Hudl, is being recruited by Virginia as a defensive lineman.
Given UVA’s current class of 2021 scholarship outlook at the position, he most likely will not be the last.
Projected Defensive Line Roster, 2021 Season (Scholarship Players Only
Seniors: Isaac Buell, Aaron Faumui (While Faumui has been a regular contributor each of his first two seasons, Buell has yet to play a game for the Cavaliers. He seems unlikely to return as a fifth-year in 2021.)
Juniors: Jowon Briggs, Samson Reed, Jordan Redmond (Redmond is listed as a junior because he has played in only three games this season, meaning he could redshirt in 2019 after seeing significant action as a true freshman in 2018.)
Sophomores: Ben Smiley III
UVA’s Recruiting Class Of 2020: Jahmeer Carter, Lorenz Terry
UVA’s Recruiting Class Of 2021: Tank Sugick