After finishing runner up in the Harrison twins sweepstakes early this month, Maryland has landed the elite point guard they have been seeking. Roddy Peters, a local star at Suitland High, pledged his commitment to the Terrapins this morning.
Peters chose the Terrapins over elite powers UCLA, Kansas and Georgetown to name a few. The 6'4" 180 pound guard is among the ESPN 100 and is considered a scoring point by some, a combo guard by others.
Maryland coach Mark Turgeon is hoping that landing Peters will open a pipeline into local AAU power D.C. Assault. Amazingly, Peters becomes the first Assault star to pledge to College Park in the 18 year history of the program.
Peters joins power forward Damonte Dodd as current members of the Maryland 2013 recruiting class. The Terps 2012 class is the school's best in years, but is heavily loaded with front court players. With the loss of star guard Terrell Stoglin, the ACC's leading scorer last season and Sam Cassell Jr. failing to qualify, Maryland desperately needed a point guard (or two) in the '13 class.
Several weeks ago, Andrew and Aaron Harrison, twin 5-star guards from Houston, opted to play their college ball at Kentucky, after giving a long look at Maryland.