Four-star WR: Ohio State addressed me by wrong first name in recruiting letter
Teams send out thousands of pieces of recruiting mail every year. Most of them go off without a hitch.
But every once in a while, it doesn’t go as planned.
Last year, Michigan infamously sent five-star defensive tackle Aubrey Solomon a piece of recruiting mail thanking him for attending a barbecue he wasn’t at. Solomon de-committed from Michigan because of it, but ultimately ended up signing with the Wolverines.
Ohio State wouldn’t mind if another blue-chip recruit was able to look past a recruiting letter flub.
According to his Twitter account and Rivals.com, four-star receiver Jacob Copeland received a letter from Ohio State that was addressed to “Jason” Copeland.
Ohio state sent me some mail that say "Jason Copeland" 🤦🏾♂️
— Jacob Copeland (@JCope5era) March 9, 2017
Copeland verified that tweet with a picture of the letter he received from the Buckeyes.
Here’s the piece of mail (via Rivals.com):
As for whether or not that’ll make an impact on his decision, Copeland told Rivals via text, “Lol man I don’t even know,” he wrote. “That made me think twice.”
Copeland is the No. 9 receiver and the No. 45 player overall in the 2018 class (247sports composite). The four-star Pensacola (Fla.) wideout has big-time offers from the likes of Alabama, Clemson, Florida State, Michigan, Ohio State and others.
Ohio State doesn’t have a receiver committed yet in its ninth-ranked 2018 class. The Copeland mixup likely didn’t bring the Buckeyes any closer to accomplishing that goal.