And then there were two.
"I think it will come down to one of those two," the 6-foot-9, 265-pound tackle of St. Cecilia in Hastings, Neb. Said Wednesday night. "I'll probably make a decision before my senior year starts, sometime in August."
Sterup kicks off the final leg of his recruitment tour on Thursday with a trip to the home state Huskers.
"I'm going to meet with everybody one-on-one again one more time," Sterup said.
Iowa gets the last crack on June 24th, when Sterup plans on one more unofficial visit to Hawkeye Country. It's rescheduled from a visit that was canceled this past weekend.
"I think I'll be able to make my decision off of those two visits," he said.
Iowa extended Sterup his first scholarship offer. Nebraska jumped in about three weeks ago.
"They're pretty equal right now," Sterup said.
Sterup on Iowa: "They've shown a lot of interest in me since the very beginning. They were the first to offer and they've been straight with me from the beginning. I really like Coach (Reese) Morgan and Coach (Kirk) Ferentz a lot. I have a good relationship with them."
Sterup on Nebraska: "I'd be the home state school. I'd be close to home. I grew up watching them. They have real nice facilities."
Sterup said his final two school boast nice football facilities but that Nebraska's are "newer, more spacious and more efficient."
"It's not a big deal," he said. "It's an extra perk, but it's not necessarily something I'd base my decision on."
Nebraska joining the Big Ten last week won't factor into his decision, Sterup said.
"I don't think it makes a difference for me," he said. "Where ever I go, I'm going to play against good competition. It doesn't make a difference."