If the XFL can work through a 2nd season with even a little success it will cause a major shake up in the college game. I read an article from 5 or 6 years ago about the SEC and how they employ special "tutors" to keep a lot of these kids academically eligible. So a lot of these kids, especially those not getting a full ride but have skills may look to get paid while auditioning for a job in the NFL and not have to worry about studies. I would not be afraid to bet if the XFL can last more than 2 seasons it will start picking off HS talent away from colleges. Enough of it that colleges may start paying athletes or letting them get paid endorsement deals. The only way it doesn't happen is if the NCAA has the NFL create a rule of some type that bars XFL players from eligibility for 5 years or something. It happened with the NBA no longer taking kids right out of HS, now imagine a kid out of HS playing against former NFL talent for 2 seasons rather than college?