At least mom didn’t say something she would later regret. But this did make for an awkward moment Wednesday.
Four-star wide receiver Jacob Copeland of Pensacola, Fla., made his college choice on ESPN on National Signing Day. He had hats from Alabama, Florida and Tennessee in front of him. To Copeland’s right sat his mother, who was in a Crimson Tide hoodie and a Volunteers stocking hat.
With that kind of a hint from mom, Copeland wouldn’t pick the Gators, right?
Yep, he did. And mom wasn’t happy. She left the ceremony.
The good news is mom came back and gave him a hug:
Copeland tweeted on Tuesday night that he was stressed about making his choice.
He wrote: “Throughout this entire recruiting process I never been as stressed as I am now. I cried and cried all last night about God leading me in the right directions. Now I don’t have over much as a day to decide on a school that’ll change my future after football.”