Pensacola, Fla.--A dynamic 2018 wide receiver prospect and one of the top players in the country, speedy Jacob Copeland from Escambia High was a standout at an Auburn summer camp last July and was back on the Plains recently to check out the Tigers.
Spending the day with Coach Kodi Burns, getting to know new offensive coordinator Chip Lindsey, and more, Copeland said the day went very well as he got another close look at Auburn.
“It’s always nice coming back to Auburn,” Copeland said. “I think it was my third or fourth time being back. Coach Burns had really made me a priority. He really wants me. Out of all of the coaches in college football she showed up twice in a row. He came and then came back the next week. That let me know Auburn is high on me. He broke it down with me.”
That’s something that has been important for Copeland because Burns has been aggressive recruiting him since last summer. Leaving Auburn following a good visit, Copeland later put out a Top 10 that didn’t include the Tigers. Burns didn’t take no for an answer however, something the talented wide receiver appreciated.
“The way Coach Burns is, he played there and I he knows a lot about it (Auburn),” Copeland said. “He’s going to break it down. He actually played there and won a national championship. Now he’s recruiting wide receivers, the position I play.”
While Burns is a guy he’s been in Copeland’s ear since last summer, the relationship with Lindsey is just beginning to take shape after the recent junior day trip. One thing that Copeland said he knows already is that the Tigers are going to air it out more than they have in the past.
“He was at Southern Miss and they were in the Top 10 in passing, so that lets me know he likes to throw the ball,” Copeland said. “We got to know each other. I know I’m a priority for him because after they went to see Gatewood (Auburn commitment Joey Gatewood) they came to see me. That let’s me know I stand out to him.”