Young Sheldon and Doogie Howser have nothing on real-life kid genius Caleb Anderson. The Atlanta-based 12-year-old prodigy is slated to attend the prestigious Georgia Tech University to study aerospace engineering.
“I’m not really smart, I just grasp information quickly so if I learn quicker, I can get ahead faster,” Anderson said in an immense understatement during an interview with CBS This Morning.
Already a college sophomore who’s been studying aerospace engineering at Chattahoochee Technical College in Marietta, Georgia, Anderson was heavily recruited by Georgia Tech, including a personal visit from the university’s president.
“He’s a perfect candidate to come into our program and be very successful,” Georgia Tech Aerospace Program Chair Mark Costello told CBS, adding his admission was pretty much guaranteed.
His parents – Kobi and Claire Anderson – couldn’t be prouder. They furnished CBS with video footage of Caleb reading at 1 and doing fractions by age 2.
“I don’t think anything that Caleb’s done has been normal for us,” Claire told CBS.
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