Just a thought while on a run...
Why is D2 even a thing? Should it be D1 or D3? Either you are offering scholarships and or you are not, why the middle where some SA’s are on big money and others next to nothing or all these crappy D1 programs.
D1 is extremely water down, some schools competing D1 are awful and seem to just be D1 to be D1.
D2 has some great talent but also have schools that just put all their money in a couple of SAs or international.
This was brought up somewhere on this board maybe. Find a coach to make this proposal at USTFCCCA level:
D1-Set a minimum on number of scholarships for each sport. At least 5 but no more than 8.....
D2-Lower number of scholarships offered compared to D1 and SAs can’t receive more than 60% scholarship from athletics.
D3-Stop offering scholarships under the table. If the scholarship isn’t offered to all students based on academics or isn’t a competitive scholarship based on academics the SA can’t accept it.