Perndell Adgei, Maurice Kirby sign with Loyola

Two Loyola recruits for the Class of 2015, Pernell Adgei and Maurice Kirby, signed their National Letters of Intent Wednesday.

“It was about the coaches, the program itself, the history and the education too,” Adgei said about why he chose Loyola in an Augusta Free Press video.

Adgei, a 6-foot-7 forward, is known for his rebounding, motor and physicality.

Kirby is a former Virginia Tech commit who is now playing his freshman season at Coffeyville Community College. Coach Porter Moser already has a pair of Coffeyville products on his roster in juniors Earl Peterson and Montel James.

(READ: From Coffeyville to Loyola, Montel James and Earl Peterson are an inseparable pair.)

As a 6-foot-9 center, Kirby will give the Ramblers some desperately needed size next season.

“Loyola recruited me out of high school and they had a good relationship with me,” Kirby said in a release. “The school fits me and my game. … They want me to bring energy, rebound the ball, bring some presence on the inside and bring leadership.”

Kirby is averaging 7.0 points and 6.6 rebounds five games into Coffeyville’s season.

Roosevelt Smart, who verbally committed to Loyola in September and is supposed to be the headliner of this recruiting class, did not sign Wednesday. Smart’s coach, Kyle Lindsted, is unsure if Smart is going to stay committed to Loyola, sign in the spring or reopen his recruitment, Paul Suellentrop of The Wichita Eagle tweeted.

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