The Florida Gators have added another playmaker to the class. Four-star WR and Under Armour All-American Jacob Copeland announced on a commitment video that he has committed to the University of Florida. This is a huge signing since Jacob Copeland has been on Florida’s radar since his sophomore year. Copeland was the first recruit to ever receive an offer from Coach Mac, for this Florida Gators. Jacob Copeland is the 16th recruit to join Florida’s 2018 recruiting class. He is the tenth offensive recruit to join the class with Matt Corral, Iverson Clement, Dante Lang, JaMarr Chase, Jalynn Williams, Corey Gammage, Tyquan Thornton, Curtis Dunlap Jr. and Kyle Pitts. He is also the fifth wide receiver to join the class with Jalynn Williams, JaMarr Chase, Tyquan Thornton and Corey Gammage.
Who is Jacob Copeland?
Jacob Copeland is a four-star wide receiver out of Escambia High School in Pensacola, Florida. The Under Armour All-American wide receiver has been one of the top recruits in the country for a long time. Copeland has received 31 offers during his recruitment from schools Alabama, Auburn, Clemson, Florida, Florida State and Georgia. When it was all said and done, Copeland’s three finalist were Florida, Alabama and Florida State. On 247 Sports, Jacob Copeland is the 53rd ranked recruit and the 8th ranked receiver in the country. On ESPN, Copeland is the 46th raked player in the country and the fifth receiver in the nation. He is Florida’s second highest ranked recruit on ESPN. Florida’s wide receiver coach Kerry Dixon and Florida’s head coach Jim McElwain were the two main recruiters in Copeland’s recruitment.
Jacob Copeland is a very impressive receiver. He is 6’1” and weighs 192 pounds. He has been clocked running a 4.56 40-yard dash. Copeland is a well-put together wide receiver who has good speed and strength. He is a tough wide receiver that plays with confidence and toughness. One of the reasons Copeland is one of the top receivers in the country and one of his largest attributes is his toughness. He also has great confidence in his skills. This is a huge pick up for the Florida Gators and one that QB commit Matt Corral is excited for. Welcome to Gator Nation Jacob. Chomp Chomp!