The Florida Gators added to their 2018 recruiting class on National Signing Day, officially grabbing quite a few prospects. Additionally, they learned of a new signee, as four-star wide receiver Jacob Copeland committed to Dan Mullen and the Gators.
This signing got... a... little awkward, however. After Copeland’s announcement, his mother, who was wearing an Alabama sweatshirt and a Tennessee hat, abruptly left the table.
Jacob Copeland's mother — in an Alabama sweater and Tennessee hat — just got up and left after he announced he was going to Florida pic.twitter.com/tOZHnZeamv— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) February 7, 2018
Copeland, to his credit, handled the moment a lot better than most probably would.
Anywho, Jacob Copeland is one of the best wide receivers in America. The four-star recruit via 247Sports Composite ranks 69th overall in the Class of 2018. He also ranks 12th among all wide receivers, and that’s nothing to snuff at, especially in this loaded class. In the state of Florida, which of course continues to produce elite-level talent, he ranks 14th among all 2018 Sunshine State products. That’s pretty good standing too, to say the least.
The 6-foot, 192-pound Copeland attends Escambia High School in Pensacola, Florida. This is a rather big get for Mullen, who has built a solid class which ranks 14th in the nation and fourth in the SEC. Copeland is the 12th player of four-star caliber to commit and sign with the Gators to this point.