Willie Canty, a three-star offensive tackle signee from Belle Glade, Florida, won’t be enrolling at Nebraska, he told The World-Herald early Wednesday morning.
Canty will instead be enrolling at Garden City Community College in Kansas. The 6-foot-6, 290-pound Canty said the plan right now is to play at Garden City for two years, then enroll at Nebraska.
Garden City head coach Jeff Sims has a longtime relationship with Nebraska’s coaches, including outside linebackers coach Jovan Dewitt. The two worked together at Florida Atlantic under former Nebraska defensive coordinator Carl Pelini.
Canty committed to Nebraska in February on national signing day. He was rated the No. 91 offensive tackle in the 2018 class and held offers from Nebraska, Louisville, Butler and UCF.
Canty is the first of Nebraska’s 2018 recruiting class to officially not make it to campus. There are two more in the class not already enrolled.
Maurice Washington, a four-star running back from California, is not on campus yet because of academic issues. He will take his ACT in late July, he told The World-Herald. If he scores a 20 or better he will enroll at Nebraska, he said.
Dominick Watt, a three-star receiver from Hollywood, Florida, is the other missing signee. He is finishing up online classes.
With Canty out, Nebraska is now down to 82 scholarship players.