Maryland basketball added the first piece to its crucial 2018 recruiting class on Saturday, receiving a commitment from North Carolina guard prospect Aaron Wiggins.

Considered one of Maryland’s top priorities in the current recruiting cycle, the 6-foot-6, 180-pound Wiggins took his official visit to College Park over the weekend and pledged to the Terrapins over Kansas, Southern California and Florida, among others.

Wiggins, who hails from Greensboro, N.C., and is coached by former Maryland guard Keith Gatlin at Wesleyan Christian Academy (High Point, N.C.), was considered a breakthrough performer by recruiting services during the spring evaluation period.

Playing on the Under Armour Association circuit, Wiggins elevated his stock this spring with a number of high major programs, although he told Rivals that Maryland’s coaches had visited his school more than any other program over the past two months.