NORFOLK, Va. - The Big Ten has made it's presence felt in the Hampton Roads football recruiting landscape the past few years. Ohio State has consistently pulled elite talent out of the area, and now Maryland is doing the same.
Bishop Sullivan four-star cornerback Tayvion "Tank" Land, is the latest Crusader to commit to the Terrapins, bringing the total to five in the last three cycles.
In the 2018 class, Tyler DeSue signed with the Terrapins, while in 2017, Breyon & Brandon Gaddy, and Tahj Capehart all pledged to Maryland.
Land said "It didn't take me that long" to set his sights on Maryland, because College Park felt "like home". Virginia Tech, South Carolina, and Auburn were all in the final four for Land, but the Terrapins emphasized Land's 5'8" stature was fine with them.
"They didn't care about my size," Land told News 3. "I took that as a little bump, I felt like I was home from there on after that."
247Sports ranks Land as the eighth-best prospect in the state of Virginia for the class of 2019. The rising senior has 17 career pass deflections and eight interceptions in three seasons.
As far as the place he's looking forward to playing at the most? Ohio State, where his former teammate, Teradja Mitchell, will be playing at this upcoming season.