Looking for some suggestions

<p>I have officially began my college search. I visited a College Fair and multiple colleges have visited my school. My GPA is somewhere around a 87-88. But my grades have been increasing since freshman year. I really want a big school with a football team, I love watching football.</p>

<p>Schools I have looked into:
UMass Amherst
James Madison University
Penn State University (University Park)
University of South Carolina
University of Rhode Island</p>

<p>I am looking to stay in the Eastern Area but if I find a college outside of it that I really like, I may have to change my mind.</p>

<p>I am just looking for some suggestions of colleges around the lines of what I posted. Also, if anyone has any comments on the colleges that I posted feel free to comment on them!</p>


<p>UConn possibly</p>

<p>My sister goes to UConn and she loves it but I see it as quite a bit of a reach for me. Also, I don't know if I would be interested going to the same college as my sister. Haha. Thanks for the suggestion though!</p>

<p>Maybe Virginia Tech, NC State or University of Maryland</p>

<p>I would love to go to UMD - College Park, but my grades are just not there. Same for Virginia Tech. NC State is a very good suggestion. Thank you!</p>