In a recruiting world where it seems the SEC is only landing WR prospects right now, the Vanderbilt Commodores have gone against the trend. The ‘Dores pulled in their fourth commitment of the 2021 signing class this week when giant defensive tackle Terion “Tank” Sugick decided to take his talents to Nashville.
By Steve Wright
Sugick – out of Fort Washington (Md.) National Christian Academy is a large human. He goes 6-foot-3 and 288 pounds and as a 2021 commit he has time to add size (and potentially inches) to that mass. The 3-star recruit is the No. 35 defensive tackle in the class and the No. 27 player in the state of Maryland according to the 247Sports composite rankings.
A former Virginia commit, Sugick will obviously bring size and strength to the interior of the Vandy defensive line from his first day on campus. He is going to be a hard player to move off of the line of scrimmage and in this video he shows a number of techniques and flashes of ability that suggest Vanderbilt could have found a player that will grow into a dominant starter on the line as opposed to just a rotational body later in his college career.
In the very first play of the video Sugick shows what a disruptive player he can be. He sheds a block by keeping his pad level low before finding his way to the running back and stuffing him (hard) at the line of scrimmage. Sugick already seems to have a nice arsenal of moves to use when blocked – both in the running and passing games – and he isn’t a high school player that relies purely on his strength to make plays. He also shows great ability in this video to keep alive even if he isn’t defending the initial point of attack, working his way to other spots in the line to take down a runner cutting back to find space.
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