High School: Anoka HS
Class: 2021, Junior.
Get to Know Adam Kiatamba
The Anoka Tornadoes secondary should be happy to have a player like Kiatamba on their squad. This three sport athlete (track, basketball, and football) has a great knack for finding the ball right when the QB releases the ball and has a great leaping ability to compete with the receivers.
Best Part About Playing Corner
Although I just wrote yesterday about another defensive back, Kiatamba has a different favorite thing about playing the position. “Reading the quarterbacks eyes on if he’s going to throw or not” Kiatamba told me is his favorite thing about the defensive back position. The most thrilling part for this DB is swatting the ball out of the receivers hands. I would consider it like being blocked in basketball, just the thrill of defeat after being blocked aka losing the catch from your hands.
Kiatamba doesn’t have any college offers right now at this time but he “is working his butt off to get one” which is something I believe he will get by the end of year once he gets more reps at CB.
What Kiatamba’s Been Working On/Improving On
Kiatamba stated his Tornadoes coaches he stated he works on two things this off-season “Footwork and his brakes” Kiatamba told me. He stat the brakes are crucial so he can get an interception or tackle a player faster than before. He’s been working hard on these skill sets this summer.
Adam’s mentor is a former Anoka Tornado and Minnesota-Moorhead football player, Lomumba Ismail who Kiatamba credited to being his local role model. It’s impressive to me that he Kiatamba gets his CB mentor from someone in house. This is a prime example of giving back as I’m sure Ismail has given back his time to the Anoka Tornado program as he is now a social studies in the Anoka-Ramsey School District after graduation from Minnesota-Moorhead.
Kiatamba’s response to my individual/team goals question was very humbling. “My goal is to help my team win more games this season”. He also offered “we have something to prove to the city of Anoka and the state of Minnesota this year that we can compete with anyone in the state” which is a strong, team based personality that Kiatamba offers.