Tashawn Manning, an offensive tackle from Wekiva, Fla., was supposed to be a part of Auburn’s 2016 signing class. However, before he could enroll, Manning was diagnosed with leukemia just weeks before he was supposed to move into the dorms. Fortunately, a little over a year later, Manning’s health is in much better shape, as his cancer is in remission. And while a clean bill of health is certainly the best outcome from his diagnosis, Manning received an additional perk recently according to 247Sports: a week-long trip to Hawaii for him and his family.
The Mannings spent all of this past week in Hawaii, and reportedly had a good time. It was certainly well-deserved after all they’d been through. In just a couple of weeks, however, it’s back to work, as Manning will officially be a part of the Auburn football team after delaying his enrollment for a year to undergo treatment.