Gibson Impressed With Northwestern Visit

Three-star Ohio DE Deonte Gibson completed a weekend visit to Northwestern, and left feeling very impressed with the visit. When will a final decision come?

"Probably a couple more days, then I'll make my decision," Gibson said of his decision timetable. "I have to talk to my head coach and my mom, then I'll make my decision."

Deonte Gibson was once a Pittsburgh commit, but when Pitt fired head coach Dave Wannstedt, Gibson decommitted, and opened up his recruitment to Northwestern and Cincinnati.

Gibson (6-3, 235-lb) was one of three visitors on campus from the '11 recruiting class. He was joined on campus by newly-committed RB Jordan Perkins (Lodi, CA), and Tevin Williams, RB from the top-ranked Trinity High School (Euless, TX).

While on his visit, Gibson didn't have much interaction with the other recruits. Instead, Gibson spent a bit of time visiting with Northwestern's players, coaching staff, and academic advisors.

"I met with Coach Fitz and Coach Long, and just talked a lot about the school and about football. I met with a few academic counselors too."

The defensive end was blown away by his visit with Pat Fitzgerald, the former All-American linebacker.

Coach Fitz is a really good guy, he's a really funny guy," said Gibson of Northwestern's head coach. "He could be an NFL linebacker at 36, and he's a head coach."

Gibson was given a tour around Northwestern's campus, the city of Evanston, and the city of Chicago. The visit to Chicago was Gibson's first since he was a younger, so he was excited to return.

"Last time I was in Chicago, I was a little kid," Gibson said. "I liked it a lot, it's a really big city.

The only thing left for Gibson is talking his decision over with his mother and coach. A commitment could come within the next coming days.

In 2010, Gibson and current Northwestern commit Geoff Mogus were a part of a state championship team at St. Edward High School


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