I brought this up a few months ago in a thread, but it got lost in the weeds when talking about multiple teams in 1 world / cheating / etc. so I wanted to revisit the topic. One of my issues with recruiting is the fact that at D3, FSS is extremely expensive relative to your budget, and considering D3 coaches (probably) don't even look at D1 recruits in the states they scout, that money partially goes to waste. I threw out the idea of tiered FSS, where you could purchase states by division.
All amounts for FSS are prediscount.
As it stands now, FSS for a state is roughly $6.50 a recruit, unless of course the state barely has any recruits since the minimum cost/state is $200. I wanted to run the numbers given the fact that Wooden is starting recruiting tonight and just generated. For the top 5 states by # of recruits, here is the breakdown:
NY (242 total, FSS cost $1,573): D1  81 (33%), D2  41 (17%), D3  120 (50%)
TX (232 total, FSS cost $1,495): D1  109 (47%), D2  68 (29%), D3  55 (24%)
CA (224 total, FSS cost $1,443): D1  116 (52%), D2  46 (21%), D3  62 (28%)
PA (203 total, FSS cost $1,313): D1  38 (19%), D2  48 (24%), D3  117 (58%)
NC (166 total, FSS cost $1,066): D1  57 (34%), D2  66 (40%), D3  43 (26%)
I also did FL, because well its a big state with a lot of schools in that area
FL (133 total, FSS cost $858): D1  69 (52%), D2  42 (32%), D3  22 (17%)
Using the tiered system (D1 = $15/recruit, D2 = $5/recruit, D3 = $3/recruit...I started with these as that's the breakdown of scholarship money), here are the impacts by state:
Negative amounts indicate higher cost under tiered than current
NY

new cost 
current cost 
savings 
D1 
1215 
1573 
358 
D1/D2 
1420 
1573 
153 
D2/D3 
565 
1573 
1008 
all 
1780 
1573 
207 
TX

new cost 
current cost 
savings 
D1 
1635 
1495 
140 
D1/D2 
1975 
1495 
480 
D2/D3 
505 
1495 
990 
all 
2140 
1495 
645 
CA

new cost 
current cost 
savings 
D1 
1740 
1443 
297 
D1/D2 
1970 
1443 
527 
D2/D3 
416 
1443 
1027 
all 
2156 
1443 
713 
PA

new cost 
current cost 
savings 
D1 
570 
1313 
743 
D1/D2 
810 
1313 
503 
D2/D3 
591 
1313 
722 
all 
1161 
1313 
152 
NC

new cost 
current cost 
savings 
D1 
855 
1066 
211 
D1/D2 
1185 
1066 
119 
D2/D3 
459 
1066 
607 
all 
1314 
1066 
248 
FL

new cost 
current cost 
savings 
D1 
1035 
1313 
278 
D1/D2 
1245 
1313 
68 
D2/D3 
276 
1313 
1037 
all 
1311 
1313 
2 
Overall, it seems like there would be significant savings at the D3 level (by purchasing D2 & D3), mixed results at the D2 level (either by purchasing D2 & D1, or all 3), and slight savings at D1 level (by purchasing just D1 or D1/D2). Dropdowns would be added once they drop (i.e. if you are D3 and you only purchase D3, any D2 dropdowns will show up when they drop without you doing anything extra). Not to drudge this topic back up, but I also think this would help with the "multiple teams in one world" debate somewhat. If a coach has a D1 and a D3 team, the admins would know if they were purchasing D3 FSS with their D1 team, which wouldn't make logical sense unless they were trying to game the system. Sorry for the longwinded post, but this really intrigues me and I'd like to get thoughts from more experienced coaches/posters.