Mackall out of action for violation of team rules
Maryland and Florida State will play at 3:30 p.m. in Tallahassee
Maryland holds final workout Thursday in preparation for Saturday's game vs. No. 8 Clemson
Terps play host to ACC rival at 7 p.m. in annual Homecoming contest
Maryland will make its first road trip of the season; Game set to kick off at noon from Bobby Dodd Stadium
Maryland v Georgia Tech
A tough-minded, aggressive defensive player who has a good motor ... served as a reserve linebacker last season ... moved to defensive end prior to spring practice.
As a Freshman (2010): Played in 12 games as a reserve linebacker after joining the team in the spring ... served as the backup to first team All-ACC performer Alex Wujciak ... also saw action on special teams ... posted 3.0 sacks on the year which was third on the team ... tied for third in the ACC among freshmen in sacks (0.25 per game) ... one of five true freshmen to see time during the year ... posted a career-high seven tackles, including a career-best two solo stops, vs. Morgan State (9/11) ... had three tackles vs. FIU (9/25) and Wake Forest (10/30) ... missed the Duke game (10/2) with an injury ... posted career highs in tackles for loss (2.0) and sacks (2.0) vs. Miami (11/6) ... had one sack for an 8-yard loss vs. NC State (11/27) ... recorded his first-career interception vs. East Carolina in the Military Bowl (12/29) ... returned the pick 34 yards to set up a 1-yard TD plunge by D.J. Adams.
At Fork Union Military Academy (2009): Ranked No. 5 nationally among prep school recruits by Rivals.com ... signed with the Terps in February, but attended the prep school in the fall ... coached by John Shuman.
At Edmondson-Westside High School: Labeled a four-star recruit by Rivals.com as a senior ... ranked No. 24 in SuperPrep's Mid-Atlantic 54 ... rated the ninth-best player in Maryland and the 15th-best strongside defensive end in the nation by Rivals ... rated the 83rd-best defensive end nationally by Scout ... tallied 91 tackles, including six sacks, three forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries despite playing through a wrist injury as a senior in 2008 ... helped lead Red Storm to an 8-4 record and a berth in the Class AA North regional championship game ... selected to the ESPN Small School All-State team ... named defensive MVP of the Offense-Defense Bowl after recording two sacks and blocking a punt ... contributed 13 sacks as a junior ... helped Red Storm claim its first Class 2A state championship in 2006 ... also played basketball and lacrosse for the Red Storm ... also recruited by Georgia, Clemson, Syracuse, Rutgers and Purdue ... coached by Dante Jones.
Personal: Born in Baltimore ... parents are David, Sr. and Ava Mackall ... has three older sisters ... coached by former Maryland director of football operations Jemal Griffin early in his prep career ... enjoys drawing in his spare time ... considering majoring in business management or sports management and finance ... currently enrolled in letters and sciences.