Seventeen-year-old Jahmir Smith is bringing a whole new meaning to the term “student-athlete.”
In the classroom, Jahmir, an honor student at Lee County High School in Sanford, North Carolina, has earned an impressive 4.43 GPA (wow!) and enough credits to graduate high school early. This past football season, Smith was an N&O All-Metro football pick after rushing for 2,130 yards (6.7 per carry) and a state-leading 41 touchdowns for the 12-2 Yellow Jackets. All of which landed him in the record books of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association.
Colleges from across the nation have taken notice – 33 to be exact. As of now, Jahmir has received 33 academic and athletic scholarship offers. That is including all eight Ivy League schools! Mind you, he hasn’t even started his senior year of high school yet.
When Smith received his first Ivy League offer, he immediately called his mom.
Monique McLean, a nurse at UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill, was driving to work when she got the call from her second eldest son.
Princeton wanted Smith to attend school and play college football there.
“I almost wrecked my truck, I was that excited,” McLean said.