Nebraska dips into transfer portal to land commitment from explosive USC RB
Markese Stepp will be heading to Nebraska.
The former USC running back officially announced his intentions to transfer to Nebraska on Tuesday by posting a photoshopped photo of himself suited up for Nebraska on his Twitter account.
— Markese Stepp (@markese_stepp) January 12, 2021
When Stepp first arrived at USC, he seemed to be destined to be the next Trojan star running back. But after a year in which he battled multiple injuries and the Trojans’ run game diminished, the redshirt sophomore entered the NCAA transfer portal at the end of December.
In his three seasons at USC, Stepp carried the ball 100 times for 505 yards and six touchdowns. His best season was as a redshirt freshman in 2019, when he went for 307 yards and three touchdowns on 48 carries. This past year, Stepp went for 165 yards and three scores on 45 carries in the shortened, five-game schedule that the Trojans were able to play.
PFF had Stepp listed with a grade of 70.0 in 2020 and 79.5 in 2019. But with a logjam in the US backfield, received just 44 carries, while Stephen Carr had 46 and Vavae Malepeai 53 over the season.
When he arrives At Nebraska, Stepp will bring the most FBS game experience with him, and will likely land the starting job in 2021.
— 247Sports (@247Sports) January 12, 2021