Terion “Tank” Sugick
Hometown: Landover, Maryland
High School: Rock Creek Christian Academy
Position: Defensive line
Rivals: 3-star recruit, #31 defensive tackle, #19 in Maryland
247 Sports: 3-star recruit, #54 defensive tackle, #22 in Maryland, #861 national
Other offers: Virginia (previously committed), Florida, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisville, Maryland, NC State, North Carolina, Purdue, Tennessee, Wake Forest, West Virginia
That’s right: Vanderbilt signed a defensive tackle who goes by Tank.
Anyway, Terion “Tank” Sugick lives up to the name, at 6’2” and 305 pounds and reasonably mobile. A big, mobile defensive tackle is something that Vanderbilt hasn’t really had since Adam Butler, who is now playing in the NFL, and departed Vanderbilt after the 2016 season — which also was the last time Vanderbilt had a good defense. Sugick is one of five defensive linemen in Vanderbilt’s 2021 signing class.
That said, there’s a bit of work to be done, though we’ll point out that thanks to Maryland moving its high school football season to the spring, Sugick doesn’t have any senior year highlight film to use (and won’t, since he’s already enrolled at Vanderbilt and will be going through spring practice here instead of playing his senior season of high school ball.) He’s also one of two signees this year from Maryland (really metro Washington D.C.) with the class’s top recruit, fellow defensive tackle Marcus Bradley, also coming from the same area.
What a coup.