Max Williams joins Auburn's baseball team

Posted by: Alisha Clark

AUBURN, AL - Max Williams has agreed to join the Auburn baseball team for the 2011 season, Auburn Head Coach John Pawlowski announced on Thursday. Williams is a 6-1, 180 lbs. outfielder from Atlanta who has averaged 22 stolen bases a year for his high school career.

"We are excited to have Max as part of our program. He is an elite athlete that we believe has the potential to develop into a very good baseball player," Pawlowski said.

A four-year letter winner at The Lovett School, he is a left-handed hitting and fielding center fielder by trade and has a career batting average of .405. In 2008 he helped The Lovett School win the AA State Championship and was named All-Region and All-Area. The team was also the 2007 state runner-up and in the 2006 final four.

Williams has also excelled on the football field and the basketball court, lettering four times in football and twice in basketball. A 2009 All-State, All-Region and All-Fulton County wide receiver, he is The Lovett School's career (2006-09) and single-season (2009) record holder for receptions and receiving yards, hauling in 64 catches for1,003 yards last season while scoring 12 total touchdowns with 1,577 all-purpose yards.

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