"At first, I was scared," Hamm said. "But I talked with the doctor and he said I'd be all right. He was just like, 'This is nothing to worry about. Believe in the treatment and believe in God and everything will be all right.'"
According to 247Sports' composite rankings, Hamm is the No. 31 offensive tackle and No. 341 overall in the 2016 class. The 3-star recruit also ranks 26th in the state of Georgia.
"Our thoughts and prayers are with him and his family," said Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn, per Niebuhr. "He's a fine young man with a fine family. He has a great attitude. ... We're going to be there for him. He's going to get through this and we expect him to be with us after a short period of time after he gets healthy."
Hamm told Niebuhr he has received a promising long-term diagnosis from his doctor and plans to enroll at Auburn in either May or August, depending on his situation.