Stanford tight end transfer Ben Yurosek commits to Georgia

On3 imageby:Thomas Goldkamp02/09/24

Stanford tight end Ben Yurosek has committed to Georgia out of the NCAA transfer portal.

Yurosek is coming off a difficult 2023 campaign riddled by injuries after having considerably more success in the two years prior. When fully healthy and with a competent passing game, he can be a real weapon.

The Stanford standout has totaled 1,337 career receiving yards and five touchdowns on 107 receptions.

The individual breakdown of those totals by season is as follows. As a sophomore in 2021, Yurosek caught 42 passes for 653 yards and three touchdowns. He followed that up in 2022 with 49 catches for 445 yards and a touchdown. As a senior this fall, he racked up 16 catches for 239 yards and a touchdown.

Ben Yurosek has also run the football a bit, logging 14 career carries for 114 yards.

He can be utilized in some of the same ways that Brock Bowers was for Georgia this fall, serving as an occasional rushing threat to keep opposing defenses off-balance.

Replacing Bowers won’t be easy, so Yurosek will have his work cut out for him. Even during a season in which he suffered a high-ankle sprain Bowers managed to total 56 catches for 714 yards and six touchdowns.

Georgia has seen quite a bit of fluctuation in the receiving ranks since the season ended, with five receivers transferring out from the program. The Bulldogs have taken in three transfer receivers, not counting Yurosek at tight end, since the season ended.

So there should be plenty of opportunities available in the passing game next fall, especially with starting quarterback Carson Beck returning.

Ben Yurosek played high school football at Bakersfield Christian (Calif.) High School, where he was a three-star prospect. He was the No. 447 overall recruit in the 2020 cycle, according to the On3 Industry Ranking, a weighted average that utilizes all four major recruiting media companies.

Yurosek’s grandfather, Mike, a northern California farmer, is also credited with creating the baby carrot.