Peters, who is rated as a five-star recruit and the nation’s number three point guard by 247Sports, joins center Damonte Dodd as the second member of the Terrapins 2013 recruiting class. Depending on which rankings you choose to go by, clearly my preference has been shown already, this would be the Terps highest ranked recruit since the days of Travis Garrison and (Who!?!) Mike Jones.
After missing out on the Harrison twins Peters was viewed by many as a must get recruit for Turgeon and his staff. It certainly did not hurt having Dalonte Hill as one of the lead recruiters of Peters. Coach Hill’s long standing relationship with the DC Assault AAU program is well known and certainly helped the Terps cause in landing the highly touted local point guard.
As I reported last night coach Turgeon and coach Hill had an in-home visit with Peters and his family on Monday evening. As much as the staff had made it clear that they wanted Peters in College Park it never hurts to reiterate that fact. Clearly, Peters had begun to give serious thought as to going elsewhere as the saga unfolded with the Harrison twins so locking up this commitment was big for Turgeon and staff. Whatever was said in that visit by Turgeon and Hill did the trick as Peters verbally pledged to Maryland this morning shortly after 9 A.M.
Coming off a junior season where he averaged 23 ppg 5.2 apg and 2.4 spg and third team All-Met honors Peters blew up nationally on the AAU scene while playing for Eddie Jordan and DC Assault.The top 20 ranked player heads into his senior campaign as one of the most heralded players in an area that is known for producing some of the nations best. I think I speak for all Maryland fans when I say it’s great to see top flight local talent staying home and hopefully this is the first of many to come.