A pair of Cathedral standouts earned recognition this week as they were ranked among the top high school football prospects in the 2018 class.
Offensive lineman Emil Ekiyor (No. 126) and running back Markese Stepp (No. 213) were the only local players included in the 2018 prospect rankings by 247sports.com.
Ekiyor, a 6-3, 315-pound four-star recruit, has two dozen scholarship offers, including Michigan, Michigan State, Oklahoma and Tennessee. Notre Dame and Ohio State haven’t yet offered but Ekiyor said last month that both are also among his favorites.
The 6-foot, 210-pound Stepp, who rushed for 1,295 yards and 17 touchdowns last season, has offers from Cincinnati, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan State, Notre Dame, Purdue, Syracuse and Tennessee.
Penn State, Nebraska and Michigan (one each) are the only Big Ten Conference programs with a committed recruit on the 247sports list for 2018.
Call Indy Star reporter Kyle Neddenriep at (317) 444-6649.