The Notre Dame football team opens their 2020 slate with a home matchup against Duke on Sept. 12 in South Bend.
Slap the Sign unveiled its honorable mentions and No. 25 to No. 21 of its most impactful players for the 2020 season as voted on by the staff. Nose Guard Kurt Hinish, Kicker Jonathan Doerer, Wide Receiver Lawrence Keys, Cornerback Tariq Bracy and Running Back C’Bo Flemister were in the initial group of most impactful players. Other than Doerer, the range of voting was wide.
Today, we reveal No. 20 to No. 16. These players will determine the trajectory for the 2020 Notre Dame Football team. While top players like Ian Book may determine the ceiling for the team, they can generally be counted upon for solid efforts this season. Second tier players on our list today will determine if this team is average or great. If these players perform up to their potential, Notre Dame is looking at another double-digit win season.
Voting was again wildly different on a few players. However, two players, Houston Griffith and Myron Tagovailoa-Amosa were ranked more consistently. As we continue the count down, the rankings should become clearer and consistent.
It is also important to note that votes were cast for this list at the beginning of August. Camp revelations like Kyren Williams may prove our list wrong. But, we will not know until Notre Dame kicks off the season against Duke, and will ultimately not know until the conclusion of the season how the Slap the Sign list of most impactful Notre Dame football players fared. Without further ado, here are the next five players – beginning with No. 20.