There’s troubling news coming out of Auburn this afternoon as head coach Gene Chizik informed reporters that a member of his 2010 recruiting class is battling a serious medical issue.
Chizik did not specifically name the issue facing Shon Coleman, but the offensive lineman’s mother posted on her Facebook page that her son has been diagnosed with a form of cancer and is currently undergoing chemotherapy.
“He’s taking his chemotherapy treatment like a champ,” Coleman’s mother posted.
As far as Coleman’s football future is concerned, Chizik did not offer any type of prognosis, saying that the lineman’s health is more important at this point in time.
Coleman was a five-star recruit this past February, ranked as the top player in the state of Mississippi, third at his position and No. 22 overall in the country by Rivals.com.
Our best wishes go out to Coleman as he battles and overcomes this insidious disease.