Jacob Copeland is one of the nation’s best wide receivers in the 2018 recruiting class, one of the state of Florida’s best playmakers, and a former Florida Gators commit.
Now he’s a current Florida Gators commit — again.
The four-star wideout from Pensacola’s Escambia High — alma mater of some guy who went to Florida and then wore a star on his helmet in the NFL and set an NFL record or something, I think — committed to Florida again on National Signing Day on Wednesday, just over six months after first doing so last August, by donning a Florida hat at a commitment ceremony at his high school.
Notably, though. Copeland’s mother — wearing an Alabama shirt and a Tennessee beanie — got up from a seat next to Copeland and walked out of his commitment ceremony as he announced his commitment.
When mom doesn’t approve of your school choice. pic.twitter.com/sPvKBalHDT— Dr. Saturday (@YahooDrSaturday) February 7, 2018
The 6’0”, 180ish-pound receiver was an Under Armour All-America Game participant, and spent much of his senior season being hotly pursued by Alabama, Clemson, and Florida, with Tennessee stepping up its recruitment of Copeland after Jeremy Pruitt’s hiring in Knoxville.
Copeland made a final official visit to Florida last weekend, though, and that and his comfort with Florida’s coaches apparently won out in his case.
Unless, of course, his mother’s televised (apparent) displeasure factors into his future.