(Kamana Adriano 5-11 170 Jr. ATH/DB)
(Ryan Turman 5-11 190 Jr. WR)
One of the most exciting players in the entire region is Interlake’s Kamana Adriano (5-11 170 Jr. ATH). I highly recommend you go watch his highlight film once you are through reading this article. He has jumped up our recruiting board faster then any other player in the state of Washington, and is absolutely electric with the ball in his hands.
As a sophomore he torched defenders from his wide receiver position, earning second team all league honors and hauling in 10 Tds in the process. In 2011 Adriano moved to QB as the team needed the top athlete with the ball in his hands on a regular basis if they wanted to win. The Saints ended up (5-7) on the year, but played tough against most everybody. Adriano was playing out of position, but is a team guy first and foremost so he did what was needed.
Adriano says, ” My goals for this season are to get in the weight room and add some size and speed, while getting back to the receiver mode like I have been trying to do at the last NEI/Barton events”. He continued, ” I always want to do what’s best for my team, and now that we have a QB I can get back to my natural position.
“I plan on us beating the top teams such as Bellevue, Issaquah, and Mercer or at least giving them a run..I think with my boy Ryan and I at receiver we can really stretch the field and exploit the defense.. I would lastly like to thank my mom for everything she has done, she has not only shaped me as a player but as an individual”.
Kamana is one of the most electric northwest athletes that we have seen in the last few years, and he could project as a defensive back at the next level with his overall athleticism. He is considered a D1 prospect and will also make the switch back to receiver for his senior season, to team with good friend and talented sidekick Ryan Turman (5-11 190 Jr. WR/SS)
Turman went off in 2011 hauling in 19 passes for 850 yards and 8 Tds with a ridiculous yards per catch average. He did all of this while RB Jordan Todd was breaking records and taking most of the carries. This season defenders will not be able to double both Turman and Adriano, which makes Interlake an instant factor at the state wide level. Get the ball to one of those two and you have a chance every Friday.
Ryan is ranked as one of Washington’s top receivers, and when referencing the up coming season he says, ” Im just looking to have another successful year, we came together as a team last year and the coaching change really benefited us”. He continued, “Coach Rimkus taught me how to be an unselfish team player, and that is where I had the biggest change as a person…Once everybody buys in as a team I think good things will happen and so far we have done so”.
Turman will be taking an unofficial visit to UW next week, but like many of the talented in receivers in Washington he is still waiting for that first offer. Regardless of what happens on the recruiting front you can expect both of these athletes to do big things in 2012. I can’t say enough about the character of both of these kids, as NEI will be happy to endorse both of these kids for the remainder of their careers.
Kamana Adriano & Ryan Turman Interview