For the free COVID year and the players that it impacts -- maybe an asterick or something by their last season? That way, peole will know they have the option for another year (but that year WOULD count against the scholarship limits).
I follow that -- my reply was if he was going to enroll at UCLA -- why redshirt. Enroll and "play". If he never gets off the bench, season doesn't count against him. If he plays in 10 games, season doesn't count against him.