Apparently he's not consumed by hormonal hazards of puberty, seems like his body stalled sometime ago. As such, it's very doable for a teen since they have great capacity and everything about comp.sci is available to anyone; just stay focused and not have a life. I don't see the prodigy here.
I'm against kids demanding positions in adult's world. I wouldn't want a 14-year old sitting across the table at work, no matter how talented. A family man who must bring food home to his kids deserves that seat.