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Point guard Roddy Peters selects Maryland over Rutgers

Roddy Peters committed to Maryland on Tuesday.

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Point guard Roddy Peters committed to play basketball at Maryland on Tuesday morning. Peters had narrowed his decision to two schools, which included Rutgers.

While the 6'4", 180-pound guard was intrigued by the offer made by Rutgers, he ultimately couldn't pass up the opportunity to play for his hometown team, via ESPN.com:

"I wanted to go there since I was younger. I've always been a Maryland fan since Juan Dixon. Then when [assistant coach] Dalonte Hill came, it was like family. I'm grateful and I'm happy."

Peters was raised in District Heights, Md., and has played at Suitland High School. He was able to rise in the ESPN 100, peaking at No. 43, but knew an opportunity at Maryland may not present itself as the school was actively pursuing the Harrison twins. After they committed to Kentucky, Peters realized he could fulfill his dreams of playing at Maryland.

"I felt that I was still getting recruited by other schools and I could go somewhere I could be happy. When [the Harrisons] decided to go to Kentucky, I knew that was a blessing that it was my time right there."