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OTRC: Scotty McCreery reveals he's going to North Carolina State University

Scotty McCreery, winner of the 10th season of 'American Idol,' appears in an undated photo from his facebook page. (facebook.com/scottymccreery)

"American Idol" winner Scotty McCreery is college bound.

The 18-year-old singer, who was crowned the "American Idol" champ in 2011, told the Associated Press that after getting accepted to four colleges, he will attend North Carolina State. It is the same school his father attended and obtained his degree.

The singer, who won New Artist of the Year at the Academy of Country Music Award on April 1, told People magazine recently that he'll try to work his classes around his busy schedule.

"We're gonna work classes around [and] head out on the weekends on the road or something. We're gonna work it out," he told the magazine.

McCreey took to his Twitter page to give thanks for his latest award, "Big thanks to everybody behind the scenes making this award possible! Especially @UMGNashville and @Interscope-records," he said in one Tweet.

He later added, "And a HUGE thanks to the fans!!! Wow! Yall always have my back and i love you for it! See ya on the road!"

McCreery is a native of North Carolina. His debut album "Clear As Day" is certified platinum. McCreery also set a record for "American Idol." He is the first winner of the FOX singing competition series to top the Billboard 200 chart with a debut studio record since 2003, when season 2 champion Ruben Studdard's album "Soulful" was No. 1, Billboard said.

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