I‘m not sure that would be allowed under NCAA scholarship rules. After being on scholarship for 4 years, I‘m not sure a guy can pay his own way and not count towards the scholarship limit.Lets say in the 2024/25 season, we have 13 prime scholarship players already signed, and Watkins and Banks want to come back as well. This would be an area where a local business('s) could pay Watkins and Banks enough $$ to cover tuition/room/ board/ expenses to make it feasible to return and allow the roster to expand to 15 or more scholarship-Level players. is that a plausible strategy?
I’m also not sure that this is something that we would want. It will become hard to recruit quality high school players into your program if there is very little playing time available because of overloaded rosters.