Class of 2018

Willie Canty

PositionOT
Height6/6
Weight290
HometownBelle Glade, FL
High schoolGlades Central
Official visitFeb. 2, 2018
Commit dateFeb. 7, 2018

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.

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.

Jessie Hester, Canty’s coach at Glades Central High School, said his star lineman spots stunts and fronts at a level beyond most prep trench players. Also a basketball standout, Canty is light on his feet and frequently neutralized opposing defensive ends committed to schools like Louisville and Miami (Fla.) last season.

“He has such great upside because he really didn’t attack the weight room the way that he should,” Hester said. “So once he gets introduced to the weights at a higher and more consistent level, his play is going to be extremely stellar. Once he gets his hands on a guy, he can really control them. Right now he just uses his athleticism to keep in front of people. Once he learns to use his hands and do all those other things coaches ask you to do at the point of attack, he can only get better.”

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