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
Scout.com: 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.
Scout.com: 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.
Scout.com: 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.
Scout.com: 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.