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Nebraska Lands USC Transfer Running Back Markese Stepp

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: DEC 06 Washington State at USC Photo by John Cordes/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

There wasn’t much to his announcement, but former USC running back Markese Stepp has announced he will be transferring to Nebraska.

Stepp was a four-star recruit out of Indianapolis when he committed to USC and spent the last three seasons in Southern California. Weirdly, he has three seasons of eligibility left as he took a redshirt year in 2018, playing in four games.

In 2019, he had 48 rushing attempts for 307 yards for a 6.4 yard per carry average. He played in six games before experiencing a season-ending injury against Arizona.

This past season he played in five games (our of six), rushing 45 times for 165 yards for a 3.7 yard per carry average. Vavae Malepeai was the leading reading with 54 attempts for 238 yards. Next was Stephen Carr with 46 attempts for 176 yards, so Stepp is clearly looking for a place where he can get more carries.

He comes into Nebraska where he’ll have more experience than any other running back on the roster - with the exception of Dedrick Mills. There’s still no word on whether Mills will return to Nebraska in 2021, although the expectation is that he’ll declare for the NFL draft.

Stepp is 6’, 235 pounds, so he adds some power to a roster that includes some smaller, sleeker, and younger guys.

I could stand watching more of this, except with him in a Husker uniform.

Welcome to Corn Nation, Markese Stepp!