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Former Clay High baseball player to transfer to Florida State

Tony Salazar

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Former Clay High and former University of Alabama outfielder Max Williams announced on social media Thursday afternoon that he will transfer to FSU to continue his baseball career.

FSU recruiting coordinator Rich Wallace was a major factor in Williams' recruitment because Williams committed to Jacksonville University when Wallace was the recruiting coordinator prior to Williams flipping his commitment to the Crimson Tide.

In Williams’ lone season with Alabama, the six-foot-two and 200-pound outfielder appeared in 18 games and three starts. Williams held a .320 batting average with eight hits, seven RBIs, four runs and three doubles. Since Williams played in more than one inning in 2023, Williams will not be able to count the 2023 season as a redshirt season and will have three years left of eligibility for the FSU Seminoles. Williams looks to rebound the FSU baseball culture as 2023 marks the first time FSU will miss the NCAA Tournament since 1977.

Prior to Alabama, Williams was a four-year contributor during his times at Ridgeview and Clay High School. In his senior year, Williams had a .391 batting average with 34 hits, 18 RBIs, seven doubles and six home runs. Williams also finished with a perfect fielding percentage on 40 chances as the Clay High Blue Devils’ center fielder.

Williams was a highly-rated recruit coming out of high school. Williams was rated as the fifth-rated outfielder and the 15th-overall prospect in the state of Florida. Williams was also ranked as the 21st outfielder and the 83rd overall prospect in the country for the 2022 class, according to Perfect Game USA.

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