FORESTVILLE, Md. (WUSA) -- Suitland point guard Roddy Peters is a four-star recruit, ranked ninth in the country in his position by Rivals.com.
Peters grew up a Maryland fan and on Wednesday afternoon, when he signed his letter of intent to play for the Terrapins, he said he is relieved the recruiting process is over and excited to hit the court with Mark Turgeon and his new team.
The senior is focused on academics and draws inspiration from former Maryland players Steve Francis, Juan Dixon, Len Bias and Greivis Vasquez.
Q & A With Roddy Peters:
USATodayHSS: What was the recruiting process like for you?
Peters: At first it was real cool -- nice. Everybody's calling and then eventually it gets real tough, trying to make hard decisions ... I liked it though, it was fun.
USATodayHSS: What were your top five schools?
Peters: Maryland, UCLA, Kansas, Georgetown and Rutgers.
USATodayHSS: What made you choose Maryland?
Peters: I always wanted to play for Maryland, even when I was younger. Being a Terp was always something I wanted to do. Now I get the chance to.
USATodayHSS: With the depth of Maryland's guard play, what do you see as your role next year?
Peters: I'm looking to come right in and play. Whatever I can do to help the team win, I'm going to do that. With the guards they have now added to me, we should be a really good team.
USATodayHSS: Was there a moment, during your visit to Maryland or during the recruiting process when you stopped and thought: 'This is it.'?
Peters: When I went to Midnight Madness, I kind of knew that I wanted to go to the school.
USATodayHSS: Over the years what Maryland players have you really followed and admired?
Steve Francis, Juan Dixon, Len Bias and Greivis Vasquez
USATodayHSS: What's going to be your goal during your last high school season?
Peters: Last year I had a good season. I didn't get to the championship ... but I did get to the regional finals, so this year I just want to win a championship. Whatever that takes -- I'm going to do that to win.