The Auburn got some very good news on Tuesday when it was reported that 2016 defensive tackle signee Tashawn Manning had finished up chemotherapy to combat leukemia. He spoke with AuburnUndercover and he seemed very excited for his future.
“I’m all done!,” Manning said.
Manning was diagnosed with acute promyelocytic leukemia last Thanksgiving and he is trying to get healthy enough to play for the Tigers. He won’t be able to take the field this year, so he will redshirt, but he is confident about his chances with the team going into the future as are his doctors.
“The doctors are confident,” Manning said. “They were confident before (he finished chemo). I should be cleared up. The past couple weeks my blood count has been perfect. They think I’m done.”
He wasted listtle time shifting his focus to the Auburn Tigers for the immediate future. He will visit with the team for their season opener against Clemson and then plans to enroll in January.
“Man, I can’t wait to get there,” Manning said. “It’s been on my mind ever since my last procedure. That was the first thing that came up when I got home. Now we’re done with this, it’s time to get to Auburn. Let’s get started.”
Tashawn Manning was a three-star signee for the Tigers and he looks to make a big impact going forward.