The junior college football recruiting trail can be a terrific way to bring in talent.
JUCO prospects are usually ready to play right away and are more physically and mentally ready for the college game than high school recruits.
However, many of them also have academic and/or character issues, so some NCAA programs shy away from signing JUCO players. Yet many schools appear to be primed to fill a good portion of their recruiting class with players from the junior college ranks.
A pair of Big 12 schools which are JUCO-friendly will not do anything to go against that reputation in 2014. A Big Ten school that needs immediate help looks like it will count on a lot of JUCO talent next season. An SEC and Pac-12 program are also on this list.