The Kentucky football staff is making sure the DMV recruits know Kentucky has interest in them, even if they’re only a freshman in high school. Coach (Brad) White just extended and offer to Terion Sugick, a 6-foot, 240-pound National Christian Academy (MD) freshman defensive tackle. Kentucky is the first offer he has received in his recruitment. He talks about his first offer and much more about his recruitment.

“I was really surprised by the Kentucky offer. I’ve actually been following Coach (Mark) Stoops and Kentucky since I was 10 or 11 years old,” said Sugick.

Sugick explains how Kentucky envisions him in the defensive scheme if he were to come to join the Cats.

“I was told Kentucky is looking at me as a Three tech or Four tech. They love how I use my hands and how I can be explosive and use my footwork against my competition.”

The National Christian Academy defensive tackle goes on to discuss his plans for this summer and next.

“I’m going to hold off on visiting or camping this summer. I’m going to focus on lifting and conditioning to be prepared for this upcoming season. I want to show off to the world what I can do. Leading into my 11th-grade year, I am thinking of going to a camp at Kentucky to just show them I appreciate them for being my first offer and believing in me.”

Sugick mentions an interesting nugget that could bode well for Kentucky.

“My recruitment is still very early so no favorites, but I do have a slogan. That first University that took a chance on me will be a team that is automatically in my final three no matter what. I want to make my college decision maybe at the start of my senior year.”

While the recruitment of Sugick has a long way to go, Stoops and company have clearly made a big impact early, and sent themselves up moving forward.

Image courtesy of Terion Sugick Official Twitter Account, @SugickTerion