The recruiting world has been full of flips in recent weeks, and on Saturday, four-star running back Markese Stepp (6-foot-0, 228 pounds, Indianapolis, IN) provided us with another one.

Stepp, who decommitted from Notre Dame two weeks ago, announced on Saturday that he was now committed to USC.

What a journey it has been! God has continued to stay FAITHFUL & BLESS me through it all! I NEVER second guessed God’s plan for my life & listened to my mom, “Son, trust the process and BELIEVE in GOD & yourself… you’ll feel that feeling again when you find your HOME.” Well, y’all I found HOME & FAITH, FAMILY, & FOOTBALL at USC! I am officially committing to THE UNIVERSITY of SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA! I can’t wait to be a Trojan scholar & athlete! For all my family friends, & true fans, I know you’ll support me no matter where I’m at. I LOVE you ALL! Thanks to Coach Helton & Coach McCullough for believing in me when other counted me out. I’m grateful for the opportunity & can’t wait to be a Trojan. Mom & Dad, THANKS for being my anchors! I love you both! #FightON Psalm 34:10

Stepp had been committed to Notre Dame for almost 18 months before he decommitted earlier this month. Stepp was also getting major interest from Indiana and Louisville before he decided on committing to the Trojans.

With Stepp now on board, USC has 11 commitments for their 2018 class. They only rank 29th right now at 247Sports, but obviously things can change quickly with the early signing period coming up in just a few days.

Four-star Notre Dame decommit Markese Stepp has flipped to a big rival Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images
Bo was born in Atlanta, GA, and has always been a savvy sports follower. He attended Georgia Tech and has previously worked with ESPN TrueHoop, HawksHoop, and the Georgia Tech Newsroom. He covers national college football for FanBuzz.
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