The JUCO recruiting trail can serve as a key tool to a college football program. JUCO players usually have had either academic issues or transferred from a university due to the depth chart. A neat aspect to players coming from junior colleges is that they are further along in their development than many high school players.
Schools like Kansas State, Kansas and Auburn are known to be receptive to JUCO recruits, among others. When a program signs a junior college recruit, they're expected to contribute immediately due to their experience.
Players like Derrick Moncrief, D'haquille Williams and Risean Broussard lead the way this year on the JUCO trail.