Jahmir Smith, 17, was ecstatic when he received his first college offer — an acceptance from Princeton.
He instantly called his mom, Monique McLean, a nurse at UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill, to tell her the good news.
As noted by The Washington Times, she was driving to work when she got the call and said “I almost wrecked my truck, I was that excited.”
Smith, a high school Junior at Lee Country High School, has a 4.43 GPA and scored a 25 on his ACT.
He is also a top-ranked football player in the state of North Carolina.
Over the course of two months, he received offers from every other ivy league school and 33 full-ride college scholarships.
He is taking all honors courses and said “to get the GPA, you have to have high-level courses and time management.”
Smith admits that having so many acceptances is a lot to handle.
“It’s a blessing and it’s kind of stressful sometimes, but it’s a good stress. The most stressful part is having to keep in contact with all the coaches every day. It’s like hard too, because they’re all talking to you at once. Some of them want me to choose early.”
Smith is taking time his time with making a final decision and wants to visit more campuses. He hopes to pursue medicine at the school of his choice.
— AngelicaAlvarezABC11 (@AlvarezABC11) May 4, 2017