One member of Nebraska’s 2018 recruiting class won’t make it to Lincoln with the rest of his recruiting class. 

Belle Glades Central (Fla.) offensive tackle Willie Canty confirmed to Husker247 late Tuesday night that he will not be coming to Nebraska this fall, and will instead enroll at Garden City (Kan.) CC. Canty is one of three members of the 2018 class yet to arrive in Lincoln, along with wide receiver Dominick Watt and running back Maurice Washington. 

“Thanking God for a second chance,” Canty posted to his personal Twitter account just after midnight. 

The 6-foot-6, 290-pound Canty was one of two offensive line signees in Scott Frost’s first recruiting class at Nebraska, along with center Will Farniok, who enrolled at Nebraska in January. 

Canty is a three-star prospect with an overall rating of 84 according to 247Sports, and he chose Nebraska over offers from Louisville, USF and Western Kentucky, picking the Big Red in a Signing Day decision after making an official visit in February. Canty had been offered by Frost and his staff at UCF, and was then re-offered following the coaching change in Lincoln. Rather than arriving in Lincoln, however, Canty will instead play for one of the top junior college programs in the country in Garden City. 

There are plenty of connections between Garden City’s staff and the current staff in Lincoln.

The program is coached by Jeff Sims, a long-time junior college coach who helped produce a number of former Huskers, including linebacker Lavonte David, offensive tackle Yoshi Hardrick and cornerback Stanley Jean-Baptiste. Sims also coached cornerback Mike Hughes, who transferred to Central Florida and starred for Frost before being selected in the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft. 

Sims and a large group of players from Garden City CC attended Nebraska’s spring game in April. Among the prospects who made the trip on their own dime included offensive tackle Kadeem Telfort and running back Dedrick Mills, both of whom have received interest from Nebraska. Nebraska has also offered 6-foot-8 offensive tackle Bamdele Olaseni, who is entering his second season at Garden City. 

As for future classes, Nebraska has already received a commitment from 2019 Louisiana offensive tackle Matthew Anderson, as well as Arizona Western offensive lineman Desmond Bland, who plays offensive tackle at Arizona Western, but projects as an interior player at the FBS level. The Huskers will look to add more depth along its offensive line in the 2019 class. The Huskers return starters Brenden Jaimes at left tackle and Matt Farniok appears to have the inside track to start at right tackle this season with fall camp just a few weeks away. 

Nebraska is still awaiting word on the status of Washington and Watt, who are the remaining question marks for Nebraska’s 2018 recruiting class, which finished No. 22 in the country according to 247Sports.