Copeland, a four-star receiver from Escambia High School in Pensacola, Fla. was surrounded on national signing day Wednesday by several people, most of whom were either wearing Alabama gear or Tennessee gear. He put on a Florida hat instead, committing to the Gators.
Yet, when Copeland picked up the Florida hat to make his decision, she got up and walked out of frame in disappointment.
"We had a lot of conversations back and forth about where I should go to school", Copeland said while being interviewed on television during the awkward situation. "They made me seem like a big priority and they really wanted me". His mother sitting beside him was wearing an Alabama sweatshirt and Tennessee hat.
It can't be easy being a parent and looking out for your son's well-being on National Signing Day. It was heartbreaking to watch her walk away as if he'd betrayed her.
Copeland later tweeted that he thought what she did was hilarious.
Copeland made a verbal commitment to Florida last summer, but chose to open up his recruitment after the school fired Jim McElwain.
While Copeland was announcing his decision, his mom got up and left the ceremony as soon as he committed to the Gators.
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