On Saturday, the Maryland Terrapins got some exciting news, as 2018 prospect Aaron Wiggins opted to commit to the Terps over a plethora of other offers. He is the program’s first addition to its 2018 class, but is a notable one.
While Wiggins isn’t quite as highly rated as some of Maryland’s recent commitments, he does represent a major pickup. He is rated as a four-star prospect by 247Sports and the No. 62 player in the nation. If he performs anywhere near his rating, fans should expect Wiggins to be one of the Big Ten’s better players during his career.
Prior to committing to Maryland, Wiggins had plenty of attention from other suitors. He had offers from a multitude of programs, including Arizona, California, Florida, Kansas, and USC among others. He wasn’t quite in the one-and-done category, but he is a major prospect that has more than his fair share of options.
Although Justin Jackson opted to return to the Terps for the 2017-’18 season, his presence beyond that is a major question mark. As such, landing a key commitment from a player like Wiggins on the wing is massive news. This should help significantly, should Jackson declare for the NBA after his sophomore season.
There are still a lot of moving parts for Maryland in the upcoming months, but Wiggins gives the Terps five more open scholarships for the 2018-’19 season. Fans should expect that Wiggins’ commitment is just the first of many that will come this offseason.