2023 Season Countdown: #43 Zeke Berry

2023 Season Countdown: #43 Zeke Berry

August 5, 2023
Zeke Berry

Name: Zeke Berry
192 lbs.
High school: 
Concord (CA) De La Salle
Redshirt freshman
Jersey number: 
Last year: 
I ranked Berry #79 and said he would be a backup safety (LINK). He played in two games and made 1 tackle for loss.
TTB Rating:

Zeke Berry flipped from Arizona to Michigan in the 2022 class. An athletic safety prospect, he was a player who could have played corner or safety. It appears that Michigan settled on safety, at least for the time being, and he got a couple cracks at playing last season. Fortunately, Michigan had solid depth at the position, which allowed Berry to maintain his redshirt.

He will get a chance to contribute a little more in 2023. R.J. Moten transferred to Florida once it became apparent that he couldn’t put a stranglehold on a starting job, leaving Rod Moore and Makari Paige to start at safety. Other contenders to play this season include Quinton Johnson, Keon Sabb, and Berry. I think Berry is probably the most athletic of the three, but Johnson is more experienced and Sabb has the size advantage, while Berry is still pretty small at 5’11” and 192 lbs. (down from a listed 6’0″, 195 last year). Johnson should be gone after this season, and there’s some talk that Moore might leave for the NFL, so it will be important for the coaching staff to get some experience for Berry and Sabb, who should both have a great opportunity to play in 2024.

Prediction: Backup safety

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