Former Notre Dame running back commit Markese Stepp will now play for USC, he announced on Sunday. Stepp, a 4-star recruit from Indiana, took his first official visit to Los Angeles over the weekend.
Here’s what he had to say:
— Markese Stepp (@markese_stepp) December 17, 2017
Some additional comments from a 247 Sports story:
“What made USC right for me was obviously the connection I have with Coach McCullough,” Stepp said. His father played with McCullough at Miami (Ohio). “He’s like an uncle to me. I’ve been knowing him since I was 10-years old. He was the first coach to offer me when he was at (Indiana).”
Stepp is the No. 242 player in the country, per 247 Sports. This loss stings for the Fighting Irish not just because of Stepp’s talent – but because he jetted for a bitter rival.