Wide receiver Slade Bolden met with reporters during Tuesday’s player availability and discussed Alabama's latest addition to its receiver room, Jameson Williams.

Williams transferred to Alabama from Ohio State in early May. In 22 career games for the  Buckeyes, including six starts in 2020, Williams reeled in 15 receptions for 266 yards and three touchdowns.

“Obviously, Jameson is a fast guy,” Bolden said. “We have a lot of fast guys. He has some experience playing at Ohio State, so bringing a little experience from that, he opens it up just like with John Metchie III and other players. We have our own ways and skills with how we run routes, catch balls, get open finish plays — everybody brings a different attribute to the table and he’s just another guy that brings certain attributes that help us as an offense.”

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A former track star in high school, Williams is recognized as one of the fastest players in the country. He holds the Missouri state record in the 300-meter hurdles and won two state track and field titles.

“He’s a great addition to our receiver crew,” Bolden said. “He proved himself at Ohio State to be a good player and we’re excited and happy to have him contribute and be a new addition to our receiving crew.”

During his press availability, Bolden also spoke about the growth he’s seen in quarterback Bryce Young from year one to year two.

“He’s definitely matured some,” Bolden said. “Obviously, being a freshman, trying to learn the process of not only the offense but also Coach Saban and just the program in general. He’s becoming a better leader, I think, and just trying to connect and build the chemistry with the receivers and also the O-line and the running backs, the tight ends. Just those things, it takes time to grow in, and I feel like since his freshman year, he’s done a lot better job with maturity, being a better leader and also chemistry with the offense.”

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