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11 Year Old Genius Heads Off To College

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The first weeks of college as a freshman are nerve-wracking enough, but imagine heading off to college at 11 years old!  John McCaa introduces us to a boy genius who is the youngest person ever to attend Texas Christian University.

"I really, really, like school," said Carson Huey-You, 11 year old enrolled at Texas Christian University.

Carson Huey-You got accepted at TCU when he was ten years old, possibly the youngest in university history, majoring in quantum physics, education grounds him.

"I really like numbers. It also kind of calms me down a little bit, like when I'm upset," said Carson.

His mother is always near.  Carson could graduate before he ever learns to drive, but age has never been his challenge.

"When I was about 5 years old, more or less, I was put into 8th grade with a bunch of people that were a lot taller and a lot older," said Carson.

"It's not like I'm leaving him here and he's gonna stay in the dorms and join a fraternity," said Claretta Huey-You, Carson's mother. 

"When people have worries about him going to college at this age, my response is, what else would he do?" said Magnus Rigby, Professor at TCU.

Carson is the first to admit, there are a few downsides to being an 11-year-old college student.

"Making friends, trying to lift things. Mom has to carry my backpack full of books this thick," said Carson.

But Carson holds his head high -- even when that's waist level to classmates.

"I think students will learn from him," said ProfessorRigby.  "Also if they see an 11-year-old can stand up in the classroom and voice his opinion about things that will maybe encourage them to do the same thing."

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