Auburn defensive lineman commit Tashawn Manning will have to sadly put his football playing days on hold as he has been diagnosed with leukemia. The Orlando Sentinel reported the unforutnate news on Twitter.
Manning, a three-star recruit from the Orlando area, was diagnosed last week and is already undergoing chemotherapy. His father has said he has a “90 percent chance” of being cured.
Manning had initially hoped to enroll at Auburn early, but his plan will now have to wait. The good news is that Auburn is sticking with the young man.
“He won’t be able to enroll and go to Auburn early,” Tashawn’s father, Buck Manning, said. “We talked to Auburn and they said they got his back and they support him 100 percent; that he’s part of the Auburn family.”
We at Campus Sports wish Manning a quick recovery and will update his condition as new information becomes available.
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