Laiti a Hokie

Laiti a Hokie

Robinson linebacker Brian Laiti will play football at Virginia Tech.

Despite leading the Robinson football team in tackles for the past two seasons, the decision that soon-to-be senior Brian Laiti brought to the ground most recently has the talented player feeling pretty good about the 2009 fall season.

On Friday morning, July 17, Laiti committed to play football at Virginia Tech in 2010, a choice that Laiti said would allow him to focus on more on offseason workouts and his senior season with the Rams.

“It feels really good because now I can just focus on lifting and getting ready for my senior season,” Laiti said. “That’s all I really care about right now.”

Laiti was a second team All-Northern Region selection for Robinson (5-5) last fall, posting a team-best 143 tackles and five sacks. A 6-foot-3 1/2, 210-pound outside linebacker, Laiti was one of the area’s most sought-after recruits before he committed to Tech.

In making his decision, Laiti cited the tradition at Virginia Tech, along with the consistently strong defense that has been a hallmark under head coach Frank Beamer. Laiti picked Virginia Tech from a list that included Maryland, West Virginia, Boston College and Syracuse.

“Virginia Tech is the best fit for me,” Laiti said. “It’s my future, and I just went with it.”