Stealing his mom-ent? In signing day stunt, Mom storms off

Andrew Chatfield

Andrew Chatfield

"I can't go with my mom, I gotta go with my heart".

The star wide receiver later took to Twitter to describe his mother's actions as "hilarious", although many questioned whether the incident was amusing or not. Shortly after he announced his choice, his mother, wearing an Alabama sweatshirt and a Tennessee hat, got up and walked off camera. And from the way she reacted, that definitely seems to be the case.

In an event televised live on ESPN, shortly after Copeland donned the Florida Gators' hat, his mom, wearing an Alabama sweater and a Tennessee hat, stormed off.

Family members of top recruits being visibly upset with the prospect's decision is a National Signing Day tradition.

In an apparent upset to his mother, 5th-ranked wideout, Jacob Copeland committed to the University of Florida on national signing day.

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In a turn of events, Copeland's mom returned to sign the letter and embraced her son as he sobbed on her shoulder.

About a day before, Copeland tweeted about the struggle to make his decision.

The good news is, though, that his mother did come back later and hug him.

Thankfully, what could have made for a very unfortunate story got turned around with a twist as mom later returned to congratulate her son on his college destination.

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