in the pros. It occurs to me that what we ought to do is make a change to the pro side of it, not the college game. These kids are going to BIG name schools, out of state usually, for four years, for free. That's not zero pay. That's easily 50-60K a year, including food and so on.
Instead, allow these kids to market their image, do commercials, licence their name (not the school's gear) etc. Then their talents are earning them a paycheck, without putting schools over a barrel.