Wow! Interesting article.

It was great that the article mentioned his maturity. In addition to academic/intellectual ability, this is so important:
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given his surprising maturity, will be a good fit at the university.

The article also mentions that the parents are moving from Texas to be close to Cornell, providing a place for their young son to live and study. Not every family could do that. This makes me curious as to their employment opportunities: When one thinks of aerospace and Texas, NASA comes to mind...