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Roddy Peters' Offer: To Commit Or Not to Commit?

No one seems certain yet if the scholarship offer for Roddy Peters is of the committable variety or not. Some on this board seem to hope it's more of symbolic gesture to let him know Turge & Co. have increased their level of interest.

I only see one disadvantage to not making it a committable offer, with several distinct advantages. Assuming we get the Harrison twins (that's a 50/50 chance, IMO), and Peters, we would have exhausted our scholarships for the 2013 season, and barring attrition, be set for the 2013 season.

There appears to be a pretty good liklihood that Alex Len will make himself available for the NBA draft at the close of the upcoming season in March (or hopefully April). If that happens, it would give us very little time to find a quality big to fill that slot. Of course, casting a wider net for PFs and centers now would help mitigate that possibility.

As for the advantages: 1) Peters is the highest rated PG (a position of need) in the DC area, and getting him on board would only help future efforts to secure local talent; 2) It's doubtful getting Peters on board will disuade the twins from becoming Terps; 3) Rysheed Jordan (our secondary PG target for 2013 after the twins) seems less likely to come to CP than the twins; 4) Whether we get the twins or not, Peters will probably not be the starter in his freshman season, with PeShon Howard entering his senior year; 5) Would Peters and other quality, DC-area recruits consider a non-committable offer a slap in the face, considering he a local Top-100 player? and 6) The worst case scenario would be for us to wait for the twins and Jordan to decline our offers, and have Peters commit elsewhere in the meantime.

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