Brodarious Hamm’s plans of enrolling at Auburn in May might be put on hold.
The four-star offensive tackle from Griffin, Ga., was recently diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma, Hamm’s former high school coach, Nick Davis, confirmed to SEC Country.
“Brodarious has really developed into a great student-athlete,” Davis said. “He’s a great example for his teammates on and off the field, and has become a true leader for Spalding High School.”
Hamm has already begun chemotherapy, according to Davis. The 6-foot-5, 320-pounder had originally planned to enroll in May, but he could delay his enrollment until August, per Niebuhr.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with him and his family,” coach Gus Malzahn told reporters on Tuesday. “He’s a fine young man with a fine family. He has a great attitude. We’re going to be there for him. He’s going to get through this and we expect him to be with us after a short period of time after he gets healthy.”
Back in November, another Auburn signee in the Class of 2016 was diagnosed with cancer. Defensive tackle Tashawn Manning, a three-star lineman from Florida, was diagnosed with acute promyelocytic leukemia before Thanksgiving. Manning plans to enroll next year.