2021 Season Countdown: #51 Reece Atteberry

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20Jul 2021
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2021 Season Countdown: #51 Reece Atteberry

Reece Atteberry (image via 247 Sports)

Name: Reece Atteberry
Height: 6’5″
Weight: 284 lbs.
High school: Aurora (CO) Eaglecrest
Position: Center
Class: Redshirt freshman
Jersey number: #74
Last year: I ranked Atteberry #103 and said he would redshirt (LINK). He played in one game.
TTB Rating: 74

Atteberry surprised me a little bit last season. He was the lowest-ranked scholarship player in the countdown, but he ended up playing in one game on special teams against Minnesota. Usually you want big, beefy guys on the field goal protection unit, and at 284 pounds, Atteberry was not one of the biggest or beefiest guys available. But he got on the field, so good for him. That probably means the coaches were pleased with what they saw out of him in summer/fall practice.

This off-season Atteberry has been mixed in the talk about the center position. At one point I heard a rumor that he was a possible starter, but I found that to be very surprising. As the spring and summer have progressed, there has been more talk about Zak Zinter playing center. With Andrew Vastardis, Raheem Anderson II, Greg Crippen, and Nolan Rumler all also available, there’s no shortage of bodies. My guess is that it will be Zinter at #1, Vastardis as the primary backup, and then other guys filling in at center and/or guard on occasion to give them playing experience for when Vastardis graduates or for when a guard spot opens up, perhaps allowing Zinter to slide one way or the other.

Prediction: Backup center

17May 2020
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2020 Season Countdown: #103 Reece Atteberry

Reece Atteberry

Name: Reece Atteberry
Height:
6’5″
Weight:
280 lbs.
High school:
Aurora (CO) Eaglecrest
Position:
Center
Class:
Freshman
Jersey number:
N/A
Last year:
Atteberry was a senior in high school (LINK). He was ranked as a 3-star, the #9 center, and #437 overall.
TTB Rating:
85 74

And here we have the first scholarship player on the 2020 Season Countdown. On the plus side for Atteberry, he enters a good situation at Michigan with an offensive line coach who is well respected and just got four players drafted to the NFL. Atteberry is also a player who could use some physical and technical development, and with players ahead of him, he won’t be forced into action too soon. He spent his senior year playing left tackle, so playing center or even guard will require some adjustments.

What might prove unfortunate for Atteberry is that he has players ahead of him. Rising redshirt freshman Zach Carpenter is earning some hype at the center position, and Nolan Rumler was expected to be a center, too. Add in fifth year senior Andrew Vastardis, and there are plenty of guys ahead of Atteberry. With Carpenter and Rumler having four years of eligibility remaining, it could prove to be a long wait for Atteberry to get on the field.

Prediction: Redshirt

Hit the jump for Atteberry’s senior highlights.

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21Feb 2020
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How does the 2020 class match up with Michigan’s all-time recruits?

A.J. Henning (image via Wolverines Wire)

Michigan wrapped up a decent recruiting class earlier in February. There are no 5-star recruits, but the Wolverines got a fair share of 4-star guys. For a historical perspective on where they match up with recruits from the past, here’s a look at where they slot in all-time, according to the 247 Composite.

A.J. Henning – WR – Frankfort (IL) Lincoln-Way East
2020 ranking: #101
Historical ranking: #80 all-time at Michigan
Flanked by: RB Kareem Walker (#100 in 2016) and DT Will Johnson (#105 in 2004)
Closest positional comparisons: Toney Clemons (#96 in 2007) and Adrian Arrington (#115 in 2004)

Braiden McGregor – DE – Port Huron (MI) Northern
2020 ranking: #122
Historical ranking: #103
Tied with: WR Tarik Black (#122 in 2017)
Closest positional comparisons: Aidan Hutchinson (#112 in 2018) and Chris Wormley (#129 in 2012)

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17Jan 2020
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2020 Polynesian Bowl Preview

A.J. Henning

The 2020 Polynesian Bowl is taking place on Saturday, January 18, 2020, at 7:05 HST . . . which means it will be starting after midnight on the 19th if you’re on the East Coast.

Here’s a list of players Michigan pursued who are on the roster:

  • RB Sam Adams II (Washington)
  • OL Reece Atteberry (Michigan)
  • OL Tosh Baker (Notre Dame)
  • TE Kevin Bauman (Notre Dame)
  • RB Jalen Berger (Wisconsin)
  • WR LV Bunkley-Shelton (Arizona State)
  • OL Michael Carmody (Notre Dame)
  • DE Van Fillinger (Utah)
  • LB Justin Flowe (Oregon)
  • OL Andrew Gentry (Virginia)
  • OL Geirean Hatchett (Washington)
  • WR A.J. Henning (Michigan)
  • CB Luke Hill (Oregon)
  • WR Rakim Jarrett (Maryland)
  • DT Aidan Keanaaina (Notre Dame)
  • QB Sol-Jay Maiava (BYU)
  • CB Dontae Manning (Oregon)
  • CB Dwight McGlothern (LSU)
  • DE Braiden McGregor (Michigan)*
  • QB Parker McQuarrie (UCLA)
  • S Jordan Morant (Michigan)
  • LB Kalel Mullings (Michigan)
  • OL Myles Murao (Washington)
  • TE Mark Redman (Washington)
  • RB Bijan Robinson (Texas)
  • OL Roger Rosengarten (Washington)
  • TE Joe Royer (Ohio State)
  • LB Noah Sewell (Oregon)
  • LS Gregory Tarr (Michigan)
  • RB Lawrance Toafili (Florida State)
  • RB Chris Tyree (Notre Dame)
  • QB D.J. Uiagalelei (Clemson)
  • WR Roman Wilson (Michigan)

*Not participating due to injury

The game will be broadcast on CBS Sports Network.

Here’s a list of Polynesian Bowl participants since it began (LINK).

30Nov 2019
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Visitors: Michigan vs. Ohio State

Jaylen Harrell (image via 247 Sports)

2020

Reece Atteberry – C – Aurora (CO) Eaglecrest: Atteberry is committed to Michigan (LINK).

Elijah Gaines – S – Alexandria (VA) Episcopal: At one time Gaines had set up an official visit to Michigan for this game, but he committed to Penn State in the meantime.

Darion Green-Warren – CB – Harbor City (CA) Narbonne: Green-Warren is a 6’0″, 187-pounder with offers from Michigan, Nebraska, Penn State, and USC, among others. He’s a 4-star, the #13 cornerback, and #209 overall. His crystal ball is 88% in favor of USC and 0% for Michigan right now. UPDATE: Green-Warren is visiting in December.

Jaylen Harrell – DE – Tampa (FL) Berkeley Prep: Harrell is a 6’4″, 235 lb. prospect with offers from Alabama, Auburn, Florida State, and Miami, among others. He’s a 4-star, the #14 weakside end, and #301 overall. This is an official visit.

Nikhai Hill-Green – LB – Baltimore (MD) St. Frances: Hill-Green is committed to Michigan (LINK).

Myles Hinton – OT – Norcross (GA) Greater Atlanta Christian: Hinton is a 6’6″, 308-pounder who is committed to Stanford. His brother Chris is a Michigan defensive tackle, and Myles has visited several times this year, largely to see his brother. There’s an outside chance that Michigan can flip him.

Kris Jenkins, Jr. – DE – Olney (MD) Good Counsel: Jenkins is committed to Michigan (LINK).

Jayson Jones – DT – Calera (AL) Calera: Jones is a 6’6″, 340 lb. prospect who has been committed to Alabama since June of 2018. He has long insisted that he would take a visit to Michigan, even though some have doubted whether it would happen or not. He’s a 4-star, the #18 defensive tackle, and #174 overall.

Hit the jump for more visitors.

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