Top sophomore takes in Notre Dame

Indianapolis (Ind.) Cathedral sophomore running back Markese Stepp picked up his first offer last week, and on Saturday the in-state product visited Notre Dame.

One of Indiana’s top in-state prospects in the Class of 2018 visited Notre Dame for the first time on Saturday.

Indianapolis (Ind.) Cathedral running back Markese Stepp headed to Notre Dame on Saturday following his game vs. Cincinnati (Ohio) St. Xavier on Friday evening.

“It went great,” Stepp said. “I went up there with my dad and a friend. The game was exciting and the atmosphere was great. I got to see the training room, and at halftime they took us to their facilities near the stadium to get food and walking through the tunnel was cool.”

One of the visit highlights for Stepp was talking to Notre Dame wide receiver Will Fuller in the locker room.

“Will Fuller was walking around the locker room after the game, and most of the recruits had already left, but I was still there with my friend,” Stepp said. “Will is fast, we all know that. I asked him how he works on his speed, and he said to stay in the weight room. Working out your legs is key. He didn’t know who I was but still talked to me and everything, which was cool.”  

The 6-foot, 205-pound running back spoke briefly with Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly and running backs coach Autry Denson.

“I got to talk with coach Kelly and coach Denson, and they both said they want to see me back at more games,” Stepp said.

Indiana was the first school to offer Stepp when he visited last week.

“It felt like all my hard work paid off to get that first offer,” Stepp said. “I was kind of expecting it when coach (Kevin) Wilson told me to meet him in his office.”

Stepp plans to visit Notre Dame again this season and will make trips to Michigan, Ohio State, Purdue, and Tennessee.


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