Good job Gus.

Auburn is set to hold onto and honor a scholarship reserved for three-star defensive tackle Tashawn Manning, prospect, who was diagnosed with cancer on Thanksgiving.

He was scheduled to visit Auburn for the Iron Bowl, but his diagnosis kept him home. Manning had been planning to enroll early at Auburn in January, but will have to wait until he’s healthy.

According to Manning’s family, Auburn plans to honor his scholarship whenever he’s prepared to go to college.

“He won’t be able to enroll and go to Auburn early,” Buck Manning, Tashawn’s father, told the Orlando Sentinel. “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.”

Manning was diagnosed with Acute Promyelocytic Leukemia (APML) and he has a 90 percent chance of being cured, according to his father.

By Glenn Erby


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