Markese Stepp spent a couple years out west, but he’s returned to the Midwest to play for the Nebraska football team
Scott Frost and the Nebraska football team got a guy with a ton of potential when they were able to get Markese Stepp to join the Huskers in Lincoln. Stepp, who spent three years with the USC Trojans, made the decision to leave Southern California by transferring.
After spending a few years out west, Stepp has a chance to play a significant role in Nebraska’s offense. With the departure of a reliable running back like Dedrick Mills, who is now off to make his mark on the NFL, Nebraska needed a running back.
Stepp was a decent contributor during his time with the USC Trojans, but he didn’t get much playing time.
Between USC installing the Air Raid offense with Graham Harrell serving as the Trojans’ offensive coordinator and some injury issues, Stepp never broke through at USC. That could change a bit in Lincoln, assuming he stays healthy.
Across three seasons, Stepp had 100 carries for 505 yards and six touchdowns. That’s not bad, but he’ll be expected to do a good bit more than that with the Huskers.
Before he chose to sign at USC, quite a few teams were interested in Stepp when he was a recruit. Stepp initially chose the Trojans over the Nebraska Cornhuskers, Notre Dame Fighting Irish, LSU Tigers, Miami Hurricanes, Michigan Wolverines, Tennessee Vols, and Wisconsin Badgers, among others.
It’s very clear that he’s talented. Listed at 6-1 and 230 pounds, Stepp is a solid running back who should have the chance to really get the Huskers going on offense.