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Auburn Commit Tashawn Manning Completes Chemotherapy

Auburn football commit Tashawn Manning learned the greatest news of all: he has finished chemotherapy and will join his team next January. 

The signee was diagnosed with acute promyelocytic leukemia on Thanksgiving Day — just five months after committing to Auburn. 

">@Tashawn544 diagnosed w/cancer #TeamManning#Always Winninghttps://t.co/boC7mT8stlpic.twitter.com/zWyodkAqFu

— Sentinel Recruiting (@OS_Recruiting)

#Auburn commit Tashawn Manning @Tashawn544 diagnosed w/cancer #TeamManning#Always Winninghttps://t.co/boC7mT8stlpic.twitter.com/zWyodkAqFu

— Sentinel Recruiting (@OS_Recruiting) December 3, 2015

">December 3, 2015

The 6-foot-4, 260-pound defensive tackle lost 60 pounds through chemo. Having completed his treatment, Manning is putting all his focus and efforts on training and preparing for football. 

Auburn fans are exited for him, as well.

">@AUFAMILY

— Tashawn Manning (@tashawn544)

WDE!!! To the @AUFAMILY

— Tashawn Manning?? (@tashawn544) July 5, 2016

">July 5, 2016

Manning rated as a three-star prospect for the 2016 national signing class and received offers from Louisville, UNC, Pittsburgh and Tennessee, among others.