Local MLB Prospects Receive Football Offers – The Oakland Press

It’s all about options.

Two of the state’s top baseball prospects in the Class of 2023 are being courted to play college football. And they’re both from Oakland County.

Parker Picot of Rochester Adams has been committed to Alabama on the diamond for two years, during which time he worked his way into the Adams record books on the grill. Picot (6-2, 185) is pure electricity at quarterback on the football field and shows professional potential as a shortstop and center fielder on the baseball field.

Ryan Mooney of Orchard Lake St Mary tries to break up a double throw from John Locker of Brother Rice during the double header played on Saturday April 17, 2021 at OLSM. Les Aiglons won both games 15-0 and 11-1. (KEN SWART – MEDIANEWS GROUP/FILE)

Ryan Mooney of Orchard Lake St. Mary signed up to play baseball at Notre Dame, but his offseason on the football camp circuit suddenly had scouts wanting to sign him up to play wide receiver at the next level. The slender and sturdy Mooney (6-4, 190) starts in left field for the Aiglons baseball club, two-time defending champion. He clocks an impressive 4.4 in the 40-yard sprint this summer.

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Parker Picot of Rochester Adams drives the ball in the Highlanders 8-4, 7-6 opener against Lakeland on Saturday April 16, 2022 in Rochester. (TIMOTHY ARRICK – MEDIANEWS GROUP/FILE)

Central Michigan and Miami (OH) have offered Mooney for football for the past six weeks. Picot saw Central Michigan and UMass football offers coming in the offseason.

Last fall, the Picot quarterback led Adams to the Division 1 state championship game at Ford Field, wowing crowds and giving defensive coordinators headaches all season long by racking up 30 touchdowns. total and 2,500 combined yards from scrimmage. His Highlanders baseball team won a district crown in the spring.

“Parker is in this rarefied air where he can play either sport in college, he can make a difference in any sport he chooses,” the soccer coach said. Adams, Tony Patritto. “As a quarterback he just makes every big play, every throw, every first down, he never lets you down. There’s no limit to what it can be and I’m really talking about both sports.

If you’re reading the tea leaves right now in terms of Picot’s mindset going into the 2022 football campaign, taking a look at his profile picture on his social media accounts gives you a pretty good idea of ​​where his heart currently is; the photo shows Picot in an Alabama baseball uniform.

Picot and Mooney both hit .400 as juniors and are playing well in a wooden bat league this month at Ohio Court.