Pensacola, Fla.--One of the top wide receiver targets for the Auburn Tigers, four-star Jacob Copeland visited Clemson for their spring game on Saturday and decided to stop by the Plains on Sunday on his way back home.
Spending time watching Auburn’s performance in the A-Day game when the Tigers threw for nearly 500 combined yards, Copeland said getting to break things down with Kodi Burns gave him a very good feel for things with Coach Gus Malzahn’s team.
“We watched the spring game,” Copeland said. “He broke it down for me. They passed it a lot. He’d already told me they were going to pass the ball a lot this upcoming season, and I saw the proof. They threw for like 300 yards in the first half yesterday. That caught my eye right there and they spread it around to a lot of receivers.”
Copeland has been a priority for Burns since last year. That bond has continued to grow and Copeland said that relationship is important for him as far as Auburn is concerned.
“It’s always good to speak with Coach Burns,” Copeland said. “He’s good people. He’s like a big brother to me. He always keeps it real with me.”
The two weekend visits helped Copeland make a big move on his list of schools with Clemson now out of a group that includes just two, Auburn and Florida. “I have a good feel for those two schools,” he said. “I didn’t feel at home at Clemson. I didn’t feel welcomed.”
Planning to make his decision at the Under Armour All-American Game, Copeland said he’ll spend his senior season deciding between the Tigers and Gators.
Copeland said he’ll be back in Auburn on June 3.