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Nebraska Adds Commitment From USC Running Back Markese Stepp

January 12, 2021

As Nebraska awaits a decision on 2021 from Dedrick Mills, the Huskers have found some help for the running back room.

Markese Stepp, a standout tailback from USC, announced on Tuesday that he intends to transfer to Nebraska.

Stepp, who is a sophomore in terms of eligibility despite being in his fourth year of college, will have three years of eligibility if he chooses to use it at Nebraska. However, he will have to sit out one season due to current NCAA rules unless he is able to receive a waiver to play immediately.

Stepp had 100 carries for 505 yards and six touchdowns, plus four catches for 35 yards, in 15 games over three years at USC. He was looking for a breakout season in 2019 but ultimately suffered a season-ending ankle injury against Arizona in mid-October.


Stepp saw limited action for USC in 2020 over the six games that the Trojans played.

It was reported in late December that a likely landing spot for Stepp would be Wisconsin. However, things clearly changed and the Indianapolis native is heading to Nebraska.

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