In the college recruiting world, there are only so many things you can control. One of those is a plan on how you are going to attempt to reach your goals. Take the time to discuss and even write down what is important to you. What type of school do I want to attend? How far away from home am I willing to go? What do I want to study? If I don't get a full scholarship will I be able to afford the tuition, room and board?
From a football perspective, what level is a good fit for me (more on this later)? Do I plan on paying for additional training? Do I plan on attending camps? If so how am I going to pay for it?
The earlier you start the planning process the better. It helps you identify whats important and will help make your journey smoother.