Roddy Peters is seen as one of the nation’s top recruits out of Suitland High. (Mark Gail/The Washington Post)

Top local recruit Roddy Peters has orally committed to the University of Maryland, he told The Post’s James Wagner on Tuesday.

Peters, a point guard from Suitland High whom ESPN has ranked as the second-best player from the state of Maryland in the class of 2013 and 43rd overall, should serve as a nice consolation prize in the wake of the Harrison twins’ nationally televised decision to attend Kentucky. A 6-foot-4, 180-pound guard, Peters was being heavily recruited by Georgetown, UCLA, Kansas, Rutgers and Xavier, among others.

A lifelong Terps fan, Peters was in attendance at last Friday’s Maryland Madness, and according to multiple reports hosted a last-minute, in-home visit with Terps coaches on Monday night.

Before the 2011-12 season, his junior year at Suitland, Peters was considered a mid-major prospect with just one offer — Massachusetts. But things snowballed during the season and over the summer, when he played for local AAU powerhouse D.C. Assault, and Peters suddenly became the top target for Maryland fans after Aaron and Andrew Harrison committed to the Wildcats.