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Youngest freshman in TCU history starts school this year

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A Texas boy starts his first year at Texas Christian University majoring in quantum physics, WFAA reported. The boy is 11 years old.

His name is Carson Huey-You, and he is not new to being the youngest in class. He told WFAA he was 5 when he was put in 8th grade with people a lot older and a lot taller.

He says he really likes school, and numbers calm him down when he is upset. His mother is always near by.

"It's not like I'm leaving him here and he's gonna stay in the dorms and join a fraternity," his mom Claretta Huey-You said in an interview with WFAA.

Carson says there are downsides to being the youngest.

"Making friends, trying to lift things. Mom has to carry my backpack full of books this thick," he told WFAA.

The school professor Magnus Rigby hopes other students may learn something from Carson who will probably graduate before he gets his driver's license.

"... if they see an 11-year-old can stand up in the classroom and voice his opinion about things that will maybe encourage them to do the same thing," Rigby said.

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