July 19, 2024

BREAKING: Georgia lands No. 6 TE in notable transfer portal gain

Georgia picked up another major prospect from the college football transfer portal as tight end Benjamin Yurosek announced he will leave Stanford to play for the Bulldogs in the 2024 football season.

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Yurosek ranks as the No. 6 consensus tight end prospect in the 2024 transfer portal player rankings, and said he preferred Georgia both for the higher level of competition in the SEC and because of how the team employs the tight end position.

“Obviously, Georgia has the best of both worlds,” Yurosek said, via ESPN. “They have big-time football and the use of tight ends.”

Yurosek led Stanford in receiving yards during the 2021 season with 658 yards and in his career has 108 receptions for 1,342 yards in the last three seasons as starter, and should be in line to replace departing tight end Brock Bowers in 2024.

The former Stanford star was slowed this past season with a shoulder injury, but the ailment is not expected to impact his playing future. He played six games in 2023, catching 16 passes for 239 yards before the problem emerged.

HOW THE COLLEGE FOOTBALL TRANSFER PORTAL WORKS

Why Georgia football went out and added Stanford tight end Benjamin Yurosek

The NCAA Transfer Portal is a private database that includes the names of student-athletes in every sport at the Division I, II, and III levels. The full list of names is not available to the public.

A player can enter their name into the transfer portal through their school’s compliance office.

Once a player gives written notification of their intent to transfer, the office puts the player’s name into the database, and they officially become a transfer.

The compliance office has 48 hours to comply with the player’s request and NCAA rules forbid anyone from refusing that request.

The database includes the player’s name, contact information, info on whether the player was on scholarship, and if he is a graduate student. Once a player’s name appears in the transfer portal database, other schools are free to contact the player, who can change his mind at any point in the process and withdraw from the transfer portal.

Notably, once a player enters the portal, his school no longer has to honor the athletic scholarship it gave him.

And if that player decides to leave the portal and return to his original school, the school doesn’t have to give him another scholarship.

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