A football and baseball student-athlete at Mercer Island High School, Dammeier was KingCo 3A honorable mention as a pitcher during his sophomore season and a first team selection at first baseman in 2011.
(Washington State Head Coach Donnie) Meggs Says: "Another recruit from a strong Cougar family. Max is a big, strong and raw right handed pitcher. He also has been a standout on the gridiron as well. As Max develops on the mound we think he will have a plus fastball and a solid breaking ball in the Pac-12. He is a very diligent worker who we see having a really nice upside."