One of the most head-scratching recruitment processes in recent memory has come to an end. And for Florida fans, it’s a happy ending.
Wide receiver Jacob Copeland has re-committed to and signed with Florida, becoming the eighteenth commit in the class of 2018 not counting Randy Russell. Copeland, who attends Emmitt Smith’s alma mater of Escambia High, holds offers from pretty much everybody, including Alabama, LSU, USC, FSU, Auburn, Clemson, Michigan, Ohio State, Oregon, Georgia, Tennessee and Miami. A four star by most ranking systems doesn’t do him justice; Copeland could play wherever he wants to.
His mom wishes that was Alabama, as evidenced by her getting up and walking out right after Copeland picked Florida, but that’s too bad for her. Jacob is a Gator.
Copeland has been something of a troll on twitter throughout his recruitment process, so it’s good to see his commitment finally come to a close. (So we think, anyway.) But he’s more than worth the roller coaster he put fans through; he’s an explosive playmaker with a 4.42 40 yard dash, dependable hands, and quick feet. He’s also very good at high pointing the football, something Florida should keep in mind if ever they need a Hail Mary.
The Gators still may not be done, so keep checking our live tracker for more…