Name: Reece Atteberry
Weight: 315 lbs.
High school: Aurora (CO) Eaglecrest
Position: Offensive guard
Class: Redshirt junior
Jersey number: #74
Last year: I ranked Atteberry #47 and said he would be a backup offensive guard (LINK). He played in three games.
TTB Rating: 74
Atteberry came in with a plan to play center, and that shifted to guard over the past couple seasons. He seems like someone the coaches like, but who can’t quite make his way onto the field consistently. After playing in one game as a freshman and preserving his redshirt – though it was a COVID year so it didn’t really count – he played in eight games in 2021 and then just three in 2022.
The outlook doesn’t look much better for playing time in 2023. Michigan has numerous starting-caliber offensive linemen, but the names bandied about don’t include Atteberry. That’s because both starting guards – Zak Zinter and Trevor Keegan – return, while players with guard experience also exist, such as Karsen Barnhart and Arizona State transfer La’Darius Henderson. It may be a big year for Atteberry to establish himself in practice as a front-runner to play in 2024, but for now, he probably won’t see a ton of playing time except for during blowouts.
Prediction: Backup offensive guard