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Auburn Football Commit Tashawn Manning Diagnosed With Cancer

Auburn football commit Tashawn Manning has been diagnosed with cancer. 

Manning, a three-star defensive lineman in the 2016 class, has Acute Promyelocytic Leukemia (ACPL), according to the Orlando Sentinel

The 6-foot-4, 260-pound defensive tackle learned his diagnosis last week. He's already started chemotherapy and has a "90 percent chance" of being cured, per his father. 

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From the story:

Manning had been taking an accelerated class load this semester and had already been cleared to graduate later this month so he could enroll early at Auburn. He was slated to play in the Central Florida All-Star Game next Wednesday. Everything now has been put on hold, his health in the balance.

The parents have talked with Auburn officials, including head coach Gus Malzahn, and they have been assured that whenever Tashawn is ready and recovered enough to attend school, his scholarship awaits.

“He won’t be able to enroll and go to Auburn early,” Buck Manning said. “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.”

Get well soon, Tashawn. We're all praying for you. 

[Orlando Sentinel]