Auburn signee Tashawn Manning was is ready to look forward. His biggest fight is behind him and his work to get back on the field is finally ahead of him.
Manning told AuburnUndercover he is done with chemotherapy to treat acute promyelocytic leukemia and is set to enroll at Auburn in January.
“The doctors are confident,” Manning told Keith Niebuhr of AuburnUndercover. “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.
“Man, I can’t wait to get there. 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.”
Manning was rated the 61st best defensive tackle in the country and a three-star prospect by 247Sports Composite Rankings.
Manning appears to be well on his way to a full and complete recovery. Ending his chemotherapy is an important step for him.
If Manning is going to play football again, he will have to get back into shape again. He lost more than 60 pounds as a result of the chemotherapy. And undoubtedly he has not been able to play much football while undergoing treatment.
But this is very good news for him and for Auburn.