Kyle Rittenhouse claims he’s going to Texas A&M. The university begs to defer.

Kyle Rittenhouse claimed he would attend Texas A&M University on a podcast, but university officials tell a different story, saying he was not admitted as a student.

In an appearance on ‘The Charlie Kirk Show’, a conservative podcast, Rittenhouse – who was acquitted after killing two men and injuring a third during protests in Kenosha, Wisconsin, exposing the killing of a black man by a white police officer – proudly put on a Texas A&M cap and said he was going to college.

” I’ll go. It’s going to be awesome,” he said in the episode, which aired Friday on YouTube. “Wonderful campus, amazing people, amazing food.”

However, a university official said he would not attend the school.

“He was not admitted as a student this summer or fall,” university spokeswoman Kelly Brown said Monday afternoon.

Rittenhouse, 19, of Antioch, Illinois, tweeted later Monday that he is about to enroll in Blinn College District in Texas, which he likened to attending Texas A&M.

“Unfortunately, the end of my high school career was stolen from me. I haven’t had time for other students to properly prepare for the future,” he wrote. “I look forward to attending Blinn College District this year, a feeder school for Texas A&M. I’m excited to be joining Texas A&M in 2023! »

A representative from Blinn College confirmed that Rittenhouse had applied to participate in the open enrollment system, which regularly sends students to Texas A&M.

Rittenhouse has yet to select a major. His spokesman said he was leaning towards aviation studies after his year in the Blinn system.

“It’s a done deal. He has already signed a lease for his accommodation and is excited to attend A&M’s main campus in [fall] 2023,” said rep David Hancock. “He is completing his private pilot license at the moment. He is therefore not quite sure of his specialization, but he turns to the field of aviation. »

On the podcast, Rittenhouse explained how excited he was about going to college in hopes of becoming a pilot.

“It’s going to be an amazing experience where I can go and finally get an education,” he said. “For the past six months, I’ve had fun, I’ve lived my life as a free man. Now is the time to get an education, get good grades, and succeed in life. claiming he was seeking to protect his property during the Troubles.

He shot and killed Joseph Rosenbaum, 36, and Anthony Huber, 26. Gaige Grosskreutz, 27, was injured.

During his highly publicized trial, Rittenhouse argued that he opened fire in self-defense. He was acquitted on November 19 of five counts, including reckless and intentional homicide in the deaths of Rosenbaum and Huber.

Texas A&M isn’t the first school to deny Rittenhouse’s claims. After testifying that he was studying nursing at Arizona State University, a spokesperson said Rittenhouse “did not go through the admissions process” and is not enrolled at his Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation.

It was, however, part of the university’s online program, in which prospective students often take general education courses to prepare for applying to college, the spokesperson said.

Rittenhouse has repeatedly spoken out on Tory agendas since his acquittal.

He said in an interview with Fox News’ Tucker Carlson that he supports the Black Lives Matter movement, adding, “I’m not a racist person. He also said it was “probably not the best idea” to travel to Kenosha the night of the protest.

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