Gibson Good At Numbers

Deonte Gibson claims he's good with numbers and is looking to major in accounting. While Gibson will checkout the home state team, he also knows things point towards him heading elsewhere. We get the latest.

At 6-foot-2, 215-pounds Deonte Gibson of Lakewood (Ohio) St. Edward High School has shown enough to pick up a Michigan State offer to go with a few others.

"I've got offers from Michigan State, Toledo, Bowling Green, Akron, Ball State and Stanford right now. Northwestern is a program that is also talking with me a lot."

This weekend Gibson plans of making a visit to Ohio State for their spring game but also knows the Buckeyes may not be too interested in him with the verbal commitments they already have on board.

"I've been invited to all the Ohio State spring practices and spring game so I'm going to go over and see what that is like. But I feel some of the other programs have more interest in me than Ohio State."

One of those programs is Michigan State. What does Gibson know about the Spartans?

"I've not really had a chance to know the staff yet. I think I'm going to be talking with Coach Narduzzi tomorrow. I'm looking forward to learning more about them."

Right now it looks as if Stanford and Northwestern could be the top two teams to battle the Spartans for Gibson.

"Northwestern is showing a lot of interest and talking about offering me and I've had some good talks with Stanford and heard a lot of nice things about them."

Looking to study accounting in college, Gibson was quick in his assessment of his football abilities.

"My strength is my speed and the ability to turn my hips that help me makes sacks. I really need to work on my strength because I try to use my speed way too much. I also need to keep my eyes in the right direction."

With seven known offers out to defensive ends and two having already issued verbal pledges to other programs, Deonte Gibson is a player the Spartans will need to go after hard. will continue to follow Gibson's recruiting until he makes a verbal pledge.

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