17-year-old Jahmir Smith isn't just brilliant on the football field. In fact, he's equally brilliant in the classroom.
The Lee County High School junior has been offered 33 full-ride scholarships, including to all eight Ivy League schools, for his academic and athletic prowess.
He has a 4.43 GPA along with 2,130 rushing yards and 41 touchdowns last season. Now, all of this sounds very impressive, and that's because it is.
The first school to offer Jahmir a full ride was East Carolina University way back in December. In an interview with ABC 11, Jahmir says that after that initial acceptance letter, the others just "started rolling in." He went on to say that he "really didn't think it would happen."
It is a blessing to have offers from all 8 Ivy League colleges, but I earned it through hard work in the classroom not only on the field.— Jahmir Smith (Mir) (@Jahmir_trapical) April 25, 2017
Smith attributed his success to his dedication to time management and said that the balancing act gets "overwhelming" at times but that he's "handling it."
So far he's visited nine out of the 33 college campuses that have offered him a full ride, and he still hasn't given an inkling to which school he's thinking of attending.
"I know my baby. He’s going to be a doctor, and he’s going to the NFL...I just know it," she told The News & Observer.