Mississippi State Record Holder Taylor Williams Verbally Commits to Arizona State

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Photo Courtesy: Taylor Williams

NEW COMMIT: The Sun Devils have a new addition to their class of 2024 after receiving a verbal commitment from Olive Branch, Miss. native Taylor Williams who will arrive at Arizona State next fall.

Williams, who owns the U.S. Open cut in the 100 breast, swims year-round with Memphis Tiger Swim Club and raced that event at Junior Nationals this past summer after earning bronze in the 50m breast at the Southeastern LCM Championships. Last winter, he finaled in the 100 breast at Juniors East before going on to earn silver in the 50 breast and bronze in the 100 breast at the Southeastern SCY Championships.

Also competing for Center hill High School, Williams is a six-time Mississippi Class 2 State Championship finalist. He won the 100 breast and 200 IM during both his sophomore and junior seasons after placing first and second, respectively, in those events during his rookie campaign. Last season, he set a new state record in the 200 IM and will aim to three-peat at State this weekend.

He told Swimming World:

“I am looking forward to and thankful for the opportunity to be a part of such a great coaching staff, swim program and school – #sundevils”

His best times include:

  • 50 breast – 26.36
  • 100 breast – 55.99
  • 200 breast – 2:06.67
  • 200 IM – 1:53.06
  • 50 free – 21.63

Williams will add valuable depth to Arizona State’s breaststroke and IM training groups next year. When he arrives in Tempe at the start of the 2020-21 season, he’ll have one year of overlap with Grant House, who took fourth in the 200 IM at the 2019 Pac-12 Championships where the Sun Devils finished fourth overall in the team standings.

If you have a commitment to share, please send a photo and quote via email to hs@swimmingworld.com.

3 comments

  1. Erin Worra

    huh??? What’s up with ‘The Shocker’??
    huh????? ?

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    Anonymous

    Proud to see and looking forward to following his progress