Williams completed his first season in the outfield at the University of California-Davis starting 22 games, with only 2 other freshman starting more games for the Aggies. The Los Gatos, Calif. native also came off the bench 15 times during his freshman year.
Williams played at St. Francis High School in California. In his junior season, Williams batted .375, earning a spot on the North team for the California Baseball Coaches Association North-South All-Star series. He was selected as the school’s Scholar-Athlete of the Year.