Jacob Copeland Defies Bama-Loving Mom to Sign With Gators – Don’t Count on Dinner Tonight

Four-star wide receiver’s mom storms out of ceremony on National Signing Day

National Signing Day marks the first step in many high school football players’ journey to the NFL, but this year it also meant the breaking of one woman’s heart.

Four-star wide receiver Jacob Copeland committed to the University of Florida on Wednesday, much to the disappointment of his Alabama-faithful mother, prompting her to walk out of the ceremony as soon as he made his decision.

Momma Copeland, who had been wearing a Roll Tide sweater and a Tennessee Volunteers hat, made her exit live on national TV, leaving Jacob having to explain why she was so upset.

Fortunately, she did later return to give him a hug.

“I can’t go with my mom, I gotta go with my heart,” the football recruit from Pensacola, Florida, said.

Copeland currently ranks as one of 2018’s top 10 receiver college recruits and the No. 14 overall recruit in the state of Florida, per the 247Sports Composite.

We’re sure all will be forgiven once he’s caught a few touchdown passes for the Gators, but in the meantime, Twitter was having a field day with “one of the more awkward commitments I’ve ever witnessed.”