WATCH: Four-star WR Jacob Copeland commits to Florida, mom gets up and leaves

National Signing Day is supposed to be one of the best days of a high school football player's career. Jacob Copeland, a four-star wide receiver from Escambia, Florida, had a signing day that was more bizarre than special.

The 6-foot, 190-pounder committed to the Gators over Alabama and Tennessee live on ESPN2, and his mother clearly wasn't happy. 

Right after picking up the Florida hat, his mother -- wearing an Alabama shirt and Tennessee hat -- got out of her chair, grabbed her purse and walked out of the shot moments after her son's big commitment.

"We had a lot of conversations back and forth about where I should go to school," Copeland said while being interviewed on television during the awkward situation. "God led me and my gut led me to where my heart desired. I can't go with my mind, I got to go with my heart."

Copeland is a talented player who is stepping into a great situation at Florida under first-year coach Dan Mullen. While his signing day itself was awkward, he has a tremendous future ahead of him. 

His mother also came back after the interview was over and signed the Letter of Intent and gave her son a hug.

So what big-time recruits are headed to your favorite school? Visit 247Sports.com to see how your team's future will be changed forever. Their recruiting analysts are on the ground right now for National Signing Day. Plus, use the code SIGN2018 to get 30 days completely free on any plan they offer!

College Football Writer

Barrett Sallee has been a member of the sports media in various aspects since 2001. He is currently a college football writer for CBS Sports, while also hosting on ESPNU on SiriusXM Radio channel 84, the... Full Bio

Our Latest Stories
    24/7 Scores, News, Highlights
    FREE ON ALL YOUR DEVICES