Robinson, a traditional high school football power out of Fairfax, Virginia, boasts a top 2010 class recruit in 6-3 1/2, 200-pound Brian Laiti. Laiti, a middle linebacker, leads a young defense that includes only three seniors and two returning starters from last year’s squad. He is coming off of a sophomore season performance that has earned him two official scholarship offers thus far with more likely to come in the near future.
“Brian has two written offers. They are Virginia Tech and West Virginia,” Robinson head coach Mark Bendorf said. “Then he has a verbal from UVa, which he got in the spring. Boston College and Syracuse also came by in the spring and my impression is that they are going to recruit him. Most of the 1As that came in and looked at his film walked out saying he was a guy they would recruit.”
Coming from a football family, Brian is the youngest of four brothers who have all suited up for the Rams. Peter and Patrick Laiti (pronounced Lie-tee) helped the Rams capture a state championship, while David, who graduated in 2007, helped Robinson to a state championship appearance.
“They were all good football players,” Bendorf recalled. “Two of them were linebackers. David was a running back/defensive back. Brian is another linebacker. They were all pretty much in the 6-0, 185-pound range, but Brian is 6-3 1/2, 200 pounds. He definitely got the size, but I’m not sure where it came from (laughs).”
The younger Laiti did not attend any summer football camps, so the college interest he is receiving is based solely on sophomore video and potential.
“Brian benefited from being on the low end of the food chain in the family,” Bendorf said with a laugh. “He had a good sophomore year for us. He played well as a freshman on the JV. By the end of his freshman year, he could’ve played on Friday nights. He got better and better his sophomore year. We won 12 games and were eliminated in the regional semifinals. He had a great sophomore campaign but we expect bigger things as a junior.”
On the next level, Brian “projects at linebacker,” Bendorf said. “He is tall and lanky, but he is also agile, mobile and instinctive. You don’t find a lot of tall linebackers like him, who have...
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