Stanford’s Skov announces transfer to Tech

Georgia Tech’s B-back ranks have grown. Stanford fullback Patrick Skov will play for the Yellow Jackets this fall as a graduate transfer.

Skov announced his intentions from his Twitter account Tuesday. Skov will graduate from Stanford in June and wrote that he has been accepted to Tech's MBA program. He will be eligible to play immediately, which will give the B-back group a sizeable boost. Tech lost likely No. 1 B-back C.J. Leggett for the season with an ACL tear suffered last week during spring practice, and early-enrollee freshman Quaide Weimerskirch's availability is in question due to a foot injury that required surgery.

Tech finished the spring with Marcus Allen, who moved over from wide receiver during the spring to add depth, as the No. 1. Freshman signees Marcus Marshall and Mikell Lands-Davis are scheduled to arrive in the summer and will also compete for a spot on the depth chart.

Skov largely served as a blocking back in the Stanford offense. He carried the ball only 12 times last season, for 18 yards. He is listed at 6-foot-1 and 235 pounds. The B-back position, while also often called fullback, is considerably different in the Tech offense in its ball-carrying load. Splitting the position, B-backs Zach Laskey and Synjyn Days averaged 23.4 carries per game last season, a little more than nine more carries than Skov had in his three seasons at Stanford.