The event will put on display 260 of the nation's top-level prospects, most of whom will be playing in either college or professionally by fall 2013.
Williams, a 6-foot, 3-inch, 200-pound right-handed pitcher, is a Perfect Game Preseason All-American who hit the Perfect Game national radar with his performances in the 2011 WWBA 16U National Championship and the 2011 WWBA 2013 Underclass World Championship. Williams has a large frame and a 90-mph plus fastball that he's aggressive with and a three-quarter arm angle that has drawn the attention of college and pro scouts.
"Dylan was and is an integral part of our success as a baseball program at Cass High," Adam Williams, baseball coach for the Colonels, said. "His hard work and commitment have earned him an opportunity to showcase his talents on one of amateur baseball's biggest stages, the Perfect Game National Showcase. Cass baseball is proud to have Dylan representing our program at the national level."
Williams, who will be accompanied to Minneapolis by his father, Lathy, said he appreciates the chance to showcase his talents. "I am excited that Perfect Game thought enough of me to send me the invite. I knew PG had an interest in me, but I was nervous that I might not get invited.
"This is one of the biggest honors you can receive in baseball as a rising senior. High school baseball is fun because you get to play with your friends, but it doesn't create the opportunities at the next level. The summer is where it's at and the PG National Showcase puts you in front of every MLB and college scout in the game."
He said he will be facing tough competition.
"This is the best talent the 2013 class has to offer nationally and internationally," Dylan Williams added. "These are the ... guys who will be going in the draft next year or signing major D-I. It's an honor, and it's pretty awesome."
Brad Bouras with Team Elite Baseball said Williams is deserving of his selection.
"He has earned this opportunity because of his hard work, discipline and performance with Team Elite this fall and his high school team this spring," Bouras said. "We have a lot of colleges who are excited to see him pitch this weekend. Dylan has so much potential and we know that he can pitch successfully at the D-I level."
Williams said he has had an unusual year because of the notoriety baseball has brought him.
"I have been lucky enough to be recruited by KSU, South Carolina, Stanford, Arkansas, Arizona State, Ole Miss and a bunch of other great schools," he said. "I have gotten to take some unofficial visits and the chance to talk to and know some of the best coaches in the country. Going through the process makes you want to work harder. I have tried to work hard and have spent a lot of time on the mound, bullpen and in the weight room to try to get better."
Williams hasn't had a lot of leisurely time so far this summer, however, as his summer team (Team Elite 17U Black) has been to around 15 colleges in five states in almost as many days and it doesn't let up until the end of July.
"I can't wait to get to Minnesota and compete and hopefully have a great weekend," he said. "A few of my teammates, like Austin Meadows and Clint Frazier, will be there representing Georgia and Team Elite so it's going to be fun."