Class of 2021 standout Nahki Johnson will not be eligible to play in his junior year of high school, the WPIAL ruled on Thursday.
Johnson, a 6-foot-3, 220-pound outside linebacker, played for Steel Valley last season. He moved to West Mifflin and planned to play for the Titans in 2019, but the WPIAL ruled that his transfer was athletically motivated.
— Nahki Johnson (@NahkiJohnson) June 21, 2019
He followed moved districts shortly before coach Rod Steele moved from Steel Valley to West Mifflin.
“There was a timeline that was presented by Steel Valley that the board put some semblance in,” WPIAL executive director Tim O’Malley said to Trib HSSN. “Obviously, West Mifflin was able to counter most of that, so it became a subjective decision by the board. There was a lot of debate in arriving at a decision.”
Johnson can appeal the ruling to the PIAA.
He is ranked No. 2 in PSN’s list of top WPIAL recruits in the Class of 2021. He has college offers from Akron, Central Michigan, Penn State, Pitt, Syracuse, Toledo, Virginia Tech and West Virginia