I keep hearing this statement. 'If you are good enough, the college will find you.'
You better be really really good. One of my kids who had 8 straight tournament rounds of par or better in fairly big events had zero interest or offers until I called in a few favors and got him some meetings with coaches. He ended up with two offers from top 10 D2 programs and some mid major D1 interest.
I'd suggest being proactive when the time comes. Doesn't mean be annoying and spam them.
Dan, if it was up to you would you prefer a kid attend a top tier D2 program or lower tier D1?
D2. The top D2 teams are can win D1 events and do.