C Maurice Kirby pledges to Hokies


Big man Maurice Kirby (San Tan Valley, Ariz./Basha) gave a verbal commitment to Virginia Tech on Thursday, according to azcentral.com.

The 6-foot-8 Kirby originally committed to Arizona State as a sophomore in 2010. He also held offers from Northern Arizona, Brown and Loyola Chicago.

Kirby is the third 2013 recruit for new Hokies head coach James Johnson, joining ESPN 100 small forward Donte Clark (Charlotte, N.C./Hargrave Military) and center Trevor Thompson (Indianapolis/St. John's NW Military).