He was getting set to announce his college decision on Wednesday afternoon between Tennessee, Alabama and Florida with his mom, to his right, decked out in Crimson Tide and Volunteer gear. With three SEC schools in the mix, the young man chose to take his talents to Gainesville to play for the Florida Gators.
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The 6-foot wide receiver committed to Florida. "I can't go with my mom, I gotta go with my heart". "I couldn't go where my mom wanted to go". She then proceeded to grab her things from the table and storm off from the makeshift podium and away from her son. His mother sitting beside him was wearing an Alabama sweatshirt and Tennessee hat. This is arguably the biggest day of Jacob Copeland's life and his mother's act is overshadowing it.
Copeland, who seemed stunned by his mother's move at first, had divine advice for why he went against his mother wishes.
Copeland indicated in a tweet on Tuesday that his college decision was weighing heavily on him.
You'll notice she did come back and give her son a hug after he spoke, even though she still was wearing the apparel of the two schools he turned down.