As soon as Copeland, ranked fifth in the US among high school receivers, grabbed a Florida hat and announced he would play for the Gators rather than Alabama or Tennessee, Copeland's mother left the table. Still, you can't deny the fact she was bitter after the initial choice was made.
His mom, who was wearing a Tennessee hat and Alabama sweater just gets up and leaves.
Eventually, though, she came back to the stage and embraced her son.
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Unfortunately, he wasn't allowed to have his moment on National Signing Day thanks to his mother. Sure, every football parent has a favorite school which they hope their son will attend but it doesn't always work out perfectly.
Copeland said he couldn't "go with his mom" and had to "go with his heart".
Tuesday was a big day for many college-bound athletes around the country, but it may be remembered for the wrong reasons for one University of Florida commit.
I mean, it was fairly obvious she had her two favorites in mind while Copeland had another idea. The 6-foot-1, 191-pound wide receiver is ranked the No. 5 receiver in the nation according to ESPN and is No. 40 on the ESPN 300 list.