11-year-old Elijah Preccieley is making headlines as he gears up to go to college.
KSLA reports that the Baton Rouge, LA resident has been accepted to Southern University Honors College.
According to his parents, Elijah has always been ahead of his time. By the age of three, he was quizzing his mother on anatomy and by five, he was serving up his first sermon in front of the church congregation.
He began taking classes through Southern University at the age of 8 after being home-schooled.
“I knew at a certain point I didn’t understand some of the vernacular he was talking about and I said ‘I got to get him some help,’ his mother Pamela Preccieley said during the special signing ceremony. “I knew Southern University had the resources.”
Preccieley is entering Southern University as a sophomore in the spring of 2019 to study physics and mechanical engineering. He also received a full scholarship through the Joseph S. Clark Presidential Scholar Award.
“When I reflect upon this prestigious Joseph S. Clark Presidential Scholars Award, it means absolutely legacy,” the 11-year-old genius said. “Southern University is our inheritance to sharpen and affirm our skills and carry out our initial standards to transform lives and be the best God has called us to be.”
In addition to his academic responsibilities, Preccieley will also host a weekly radio show.