Recruit Jacob Copeland’s Mom Needed A Minute After He Signed With Florida

Wide receiver recruit Jacob Copeland’s mother clearly had two destinations in mind for her son: Tennessee or Alabama. She made that quite evident by donning a Vols beanie and Alabama sweater, an epic SEC clothing mashup no one ever wants to see again.

Unfortunately for Mrs. Copeland, her dreams didn’t come true as Jacob, a four-star player out of Escambia High School, decided to take his talents to the University of Florida — she promptly got the hell out of there without congratulating her son:

Jacob Copeland chooses Florida.

His mom, who was wearing a Tennessee hat and Alabama sweater just gets up and leaves. #NationalSigningDay

— Jordan Heck (@JordanHeckFF) February 7, 2018

Jacob was questioned about his mother’s reaction to his decision, and he basically said he’s doing what’s best for him:

When asked about it, he responded: “I don’t know exactly why she walked out … I can’t go with my mom, I want to go with my heart.”

— Jordan Heck (@JordanHeckFF) February 7, 2018

The good news? She eventually came back and gave him a hug to deescalate this awkward, public family conflict:

Mom came back…

— FootballScoop Staff (@FootballScoop) February 7, 2018

Update: Jacob has taken to Twitter to downplay the situation.

What my mama did today was hilarious 😂 if you knew her personally that’s her job. PUT ON A SHOW! 🤦🏾‍♂️😂😂

— Jacob copeland (@JCope1era) February 7, 2018