dahs..... it actually makes a LOT of sense if you think about it......
In real life, coaches may not know squat about a recruit other than the fact that they are ranked. UNC gets a chance to recruit players nationally because they have the scouting budget to do so. East Carolina however cannot recruit nationally, however if there is a guy that they see ranked who is being unrecruited late in the recruiting season, they might throw a couple phone calls, they might do some scouting of the individual player. If they did a scouting report on a single player, they would learn what his current abilities are and also look to see if the kid looks like he has potential to improve or if he's reached his peak already.
I don't think it would make much sense for a team like East Carolina to recruit nationally, but if there is a player who is the #1 overall ranked player in the country in California and UNC wants to check him out, they can do a single scouting report on the player and not have to spend a lot of money to scout the entire state.
I would also add that to make it work right, WIS would need to lower the cost of scouting trips to make it more feasible to make it work.
As far as people not in D1, my idea would make the game more realistic. Real life D3 coaches have to do the majority of their scouting via videos and then they have the ability to scout those very close by (within 100 miles). Scouting trips for players within 100 miles could cost $50-75 and within 200 miles could cost $100-150. That way the best players they could scout and get an idea of the potential. Aside from that, FSS would be their main recruitment tool. D2 coaches would be similar to D3 but would have a little more money to scout more players and find players with more potential.
D3 isn't a science, it's more of a crapshoot. Unlike in this game, D3 schools don't recruit nationally. They recruit locally, and if a coach is from another area and has ties to a certain area, he might have a source who gives him info on a player in that area. Most D3 players are local athletes or JUCO players. Very rarely do you find players leave a Texas high school for a Pennsylvania D3 school.