One of best kept secrets still going on the recruiting front in the Los Angeles area is cornerback Steve Stepter (5-10, 180, 4.5) from Los Angeles (Calif.) Crenshaw.
Stepter was selected first-team all-city by the City Section coaches after leading the section with five interceptions. He also racked up 60 tackles.
High praise for Stepter came from none other than Ed Croson the head coach of the current city champs Lake Balboa (Calif.) Birmingham.
"Donovan Warren and Steve Stepter were the two best corners we saw all season," Croson said. "If he's not being recruited somebody is missing the boat."
High praise from an opposing coach is always eye opening, but when it comes from a guy like Ed Croson, a coach who has three city titles in five years it is like E.F. Hutton, everyone listens.
Recruiting is picking up for Stepter as he will take his first trip this weekend to Weber State.
"I don't know much about Weber State, but I'm looking forward to my visit to find out more about them," Stepter said. "Hawai'i, Utah State and Portland State are all talking about me visiting their schools but nothing is in stone."
Another thing to like about Stepter is he has a 3.0 GPA and a passing SAT score.