Nebraska Football: Markese Stepp adds power, experience to RB room

Nebraska football that some more talent for the running back room on Tuesday.

On Tuesday, Nebraska football added another talented running back to the room. Former USC back Markese Stepp committed to the program.

Stepp reported 505 rushing yards and six touchdowns in three seasons for the Trojans. He recorded three touchdowns in the 2019 in 2020 seasons respectively.

This will undoubtedly be a veteran get for the Nebraska football running back room. You heard me talk about how Nebraska football needs to use their running backs a little bit more. Adding a guy like Stepp will help them do that. While Nebraska football has a ton of promising young talent, they were missing an upperclassman guy at running back. Stepp certainly brings that to the table.

The fact that Nebraska was able to get to experienced players from the transfer portal the past two days is awesome. The program certainly has a lot of youth, and that will help them build for the future. They need that veteran leadership. They certainly get it at the running back position with Stepp

When I look at his film, I see a bulldozing back who is hard to tackle. Not only that, he keeps his legs moving until the whistle blows. I love his physicality and what he brings to the table at the position. Nebraska football will certainly need a guy like that in the red zone and on short down plays. I see him being quite an asset in the red zone.

It seems like Nebraska football wants to keep recruiting physical running backs. I have no problem with that, and I think that’s exactly what you need in a conference like the Big Ten. Physical running backs will certainly help Nebraska offensively. Especially when you take a look at the revamped group of wide receivers that Nebraska has, they could complement each other nicely.

According to a tweet from Sean Callahan of, Stepp indicated that Nebraska felt like home to him. This is certainly encouraging to hear, especially with how the transfer portal has been going. It helps build a positive culture.

“I felt it in the heart, and I felt like home is where the heart is. I was looking for that feeling for this time around, and that’s what I got.”

It will be interesting to see if Nebraska football makes any more moves in the coming days.

It always seems like Scott Frost and the coaching staff has something up their sleeves. More interestingly, they always seem to be able to replace players after they leave the program. Who knows when their luck will run out on that end. For now, they continue to build.