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COMMITMENT! Virginia adds 2021 pledge from defensive lineman Terion Sugick

Maryland product becomes first member of UVA’s 2021 recruiting class

NCAA Football: Virginia Tech at Virginia Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

With signing day for the class of 2020 still two weeks away, the Virginia Cavaliers got started on their class of 2021 with a commitment on Tuesday from Maryland defensive lineman Terion Sugick.

Sugick, a 6’2, 290-pound defensive tackle from National Christian Academy in Fort Washington, is a consensus three-star across 247, Rivals, and ESPN. His 247 Composite rating is 85.27. Sugick chose UVA over offers from Florida, Louisville, NC State, North Carolina, West Virginia, and Maryland, among others.

The commitment comes hot on the heels of Sugick’s unofficial visit to Charlottesville for the Hoos’ division-clinching win over Virginia Tech:

Sugick lives up to his “Tank” moniker in game film, with a stout frame and good strength to anchor against blocking offensive linemen. He displays good hand-fighting and quickness as well, especially on passing downs. Expect him to play nose tackle, as you can see his propensity for eating up double-teams without giving ground.

The closest analog currently on UVA’s roster is probably Jordan Redmond, who saw time this year mainly in run-stop packages after playing significant time as a first-year. Sugick’s first year will correspond with Redmond’s final season of eligibility, setting up another smooth transition that has been the hallmark of this staff’s recruiting plans.