Catching Up with David Mackall

Mid-Atlantic Recruiting Analyst
Posted Feb 1, 2009 recently talked with Edmondson-Westside High School (Baltimore, MD) star defensive player and Maryland commitment David Mackall. You moved around a lot your senior season. How did that help you with recruiting?

Mackall: My coach wanted to keep the offenses off balance since they usually tried to stay away from me. It helped show my versatility. I didn’t have as many stats but I got my scholarship so I’m happy You had many offers, why Maryland?

Mackall: Going into the summer of my senior season, Maryland, East Carolina, Eastern Michigan, Clemson and Syracuse offered me first. I committed to Maryland right away. A few other schools showed a lot of interested like Georgia, Kansas State and Florida, but I committed to Maryland before they could offer. Why Maryland?

Mackall: I just felt like family with everyone. Coach (Jemal) Griffin (currently Director of Football Operations at Maryland) was my ninth and tenth grade coach in high school. On a personal level I have a lot of trust and friendship with the coaches so I feel very comfortable with Maryland. What position will you play at Maryland?

Mackall: I was recruited as either a defensive end or linebacker by schools. But I am going to Maryland as a hybrid. I will be a stand up defensive end that drops into coverage but will still rush the passer as well. You dominated in the post season practices and All-Star games. How was the experience?

Mackall: The experience made me better. The competition was so good. I knew I wasn’t going to just line up against somebody I knew I would dominate. Everyone was good. It was a lot of fun and it made me really compete. It made me a better player.

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