Name: Reece Atteberry
Weight: 307 lbs.
High school: Aurora (CO) Eaglecrest
Position: Offensive guard
Class: Redshirt sophomore
Jersey number: #74
Last year: I ranked Atteberry #51 and said he would be a backup center (LINK). He played in eight games.
TTB Rating: 74
Atteberry was recruited in 2020 as an interior lineman. Originally thought to be a center, it appears that experiment may have mostly ended in 2021 when freshman Greg Crippen passed him off the bat. Andrew Vastardis started, Crippen backed him up, and starting right guard Zak Zinter also practiced some at center. So when Atteberry got a chance to get on the field, it was either at right guard or on special teams.
The 2022 season probably won’t be a whole lot different for Atteberry. Instead of Vastardis starting at center, it will be transfer Olu Oluwatimi. Michigan brings back the rest of its starting offensive line except for right tackle Andrew Stueber, and Atteberry doesn’t have the ability to slide outside. So Atteberry should once again be looking at backing up Zinter at right guard and perhaps Trevor Keegan at left guard, but if someone were to go down for an extended period of time, I would expect Karsen Barnhart to be the primary backup at either tackle or guard spot.
Prediction: Backup offensive guard