Report: Auburn commit diagnosed with cancer
Tashawn Manning, a 3-star defensive tackle and Auburn commit, has been diagnosed with cancer, according to a report.
Per the Orlando Sentinel’s Chris Hays, Manning learned of the news last week. He canceled his official visit to Auburn as a result.
According to Hays, Manning was diagnosed with acute promyelocytic leukemia.
“He has a 90 percent chance of it being cured, which is very, very good,” his father, Buck Manning, told Hays in an interview.
The 6-foot-4, 270-pound senior from Wekiva High School (Apopka, Fla.) was originally slated to enroll early at Auburn. However, Manning’s father told Hays that is no longer a possibility.
“He won’t be able to enroll and go to Auburn early,” Buck told Hays. “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.”