LINCOLN, Neb. – Driving back Markese Stepp has been transferred from Southern California to Nebraska, strengthening a Cornhuskers area of need following the departures of Dedrick Mills and Wan’Dale Robinson.
Stepp announced on Twitter on Tuesday. The 6-foot, 235-pounder appeared in five of the Trojans’ six games and was the team’s third leading rusher with 45 carries in 165 yards and three touchdowns. He also caught three passes in 28 yards.
Mills, the Huskers’ second-in-command rusher, tweeted a few hours after Stepps announced he would enter the NFL draft. Nebraska lost one of its best playmakers on Monday when Robinson announced he would transfer. Robinson was the Huskers̵
Stepp was rated as a four-star prospect coming out of Cathedral High in Indianapolis in 2018. He played in four games in 2018 and averaged 5.7 yards per game. Completion through seven games in 2019 before spraining an ankle and missing the rest of the season.
Stepp was listed as co-no. 1 ran back with Vavae Malepeai last season. He struggled to find rhythm, with a hamstring injury and a strained chest slowing him down, and he saw reduced playing time in the second half of the shortened season.