Florida football has lost two commitments over the last two days, as the school’s coaching search continues.
On Friday night, defensive end Taylor Upshaw flipped from Florida to Michigan while on an official visit in Ann Arbor.
Today, the Gators lost a big four-star player.
Wide receiver Jacob Copeland, the No. 45 player in the class of 2018, announced his decommitment from the program.
Leave your negative thoughts to yourself. God has a plan for me❗️🙏🏾💯 pic.twitter.com/RBBw3nAddi
— Jacob Copeland 🐐 (@JCope1era) November 26, 2017
Back in August, Copeland chose the Gators over Alabama. However, he took an unofficial visit to Tuscaloosa earlier this month, and now, he is back on the recruiting market.
It is unclear if Nick Saban and company have the edge here now, or if he’ll open things back up further. Copeland has over 30 offers, and is the No. 7 wide receiver in his class, so he is not hurting for potential suitors by any means.
16 players remain committed to UF, a class that ranks fourth in the SEC and 13th overall. Whichever coach takes over the program will have a decent starting place for his 2018 recruiting class, although there will likely be more turnover as we near the early signing period in December.