Jeremiah Armstead, 19, started his freshman year at Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee, earlier this month after being recruited to play basketball.
A teen who spent most of his high school years homeless has started his freshman year at Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee, after being recruited to play basketball for the historically black college.
Jeremiah Armstead, 19, was a sophomore when he moved to California with his mother, brother, and sister, Fox 11 Los Angeles reported. The family has spent the past three years sleeping in their car and in domestic violence shelters.
The teen, who graduated from Long Beach Polytechnic High School this spring, started his first semester at Fisk earlier this month.
‘I’m not surprised Jeremiah is where he’s at today,’ Armstead’s mother Mindy Brooks told ABC News. ‘I’m not surprised because he’s always been a good person.’
Armstead’s family, coaches, and community leaders all worked to help the basketball player get into college while he balanced housing insecurity with his high school workload.
Source: Homeless teen lands a spot at college with his basketball skills