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COLLEGE PARK, Md. – One of the top defensive prospects on the Maryland squad in the Crab Bowl is Baltimore (Md.) Edmondson-Westside linebacker/d-end David Mackall. At 6-3, 240-pounds, Mackall immediately stands out as a physical presence and he will be counted on at linebacker for the Maryland squad in its game on Saturday against the best of Washington, D.C.
So far, Mackall is loving his all-star game experience.
"I had a lot of fun today, getting to meet all the other players," Mackall said. "It's just been a good experience for me. I'm looking just to go have fun. I mean, when I step on the field, I'm always a competitor. I'm looking to win but having fun is just what it's all about for me."
Though the three-star prospect has received offers and interest from many major programs in the area, Mackall is committed to the University of Maryland, and doesn't seem interested in looking around.
"I'm ready to go," he said of his commitment. "I'm a Terp all the way, ever since I was younger. I know a lot of players that came from Maryland. I had a coach that's coaching at Maryland right now. Ever since I was younger I just said 'Terps, Terps, Terps. When I got the chance, I never really thought I'd be in the position I'm at right now, so when I got the chance, I just ran away with it."
Mackall is even more excited about his future at Maryland considering he is fresh off a weekend official visit to College Park, a visit he very much enjoyed.
"I had a great time, a great time," he said. "I got to meet with all the coaches. We went out together and I got to meet the other recruits. They players took me out so it was real good. I had a real good time."
Between now and his permanent arrival on Maryland's campus for good, Mackall hopes to work on his speed and strength, something he hopes to perfect while running track in the spring. Before he gets to the track though, Mackall will be competing not only in the Crab Bowl but in the Offense-Defense All-American Bowl, a game played between some of the top prospects nationwide.