This is the kind of out of the box thinking that I have been trying out with the community regarding recruiting in general. JUCO - since the way hyeena explained would be a step out of DIII. With 60 teams (5 conferences) - 12 team PO's with 1st round byes (Like HD) - you could place the level of bump based on record - CC - NC. Do well - move to lower 1A, not as good 1AA or shift to DII. JUCO players can enter the 4-year recruiting pool. BUT - here are some factors that must be considered to make this even better. 1) ALL players to recruit are visible to all coaches - D1A to DIII + JUCO. 2) Give schools guidelines for recruiting (as stated before - better have high GPA to get into a military academy, Stanford, Ivy League, etc. - more specific preferences for players regarding location, school preference (2 year vs 4 year), playing time, starts, even booster gifts), player attitude and personality (prima donna - may want to be only one if not may want to leave; team captian - does great if the only one crumbles with another for competition, big fish in small pond syndrome, etc use some imagination. 3) As in real life, D1A would skim the cream of the country D1AA would get the next best and the regional heros, DII would claim the states best remaining, DIII would get the local stars, JUCO could get the players with needs of grade improvement (study hall like HD) and any left over that they could out recruit against D1AA to DIII (very much based on a short-term JUCO elite system.
Gives a lot of depth to recruiting - (along with changing the dreary 15 CV and cloud of dust) - hummmm - the possiblities . . .