The decision-making process ended on Monday, and Gibson is now excited to be a Wildcat.
"I know once I leave Northwestern, I'll be able to get a great job in the city of Chicago," Gibson said. "I'll be able to intern somewhere. You can't really turn that down at all."
The defensive standout was also excited about the opportunity to play for Pat Fitzgerald, once an All-American linebacker with Northwestern. Fitzgerald's energy and excitement is what won over Gibson.
"Coach Fitz kind of reminds me a lot of my high school coach. He's really hyped up about football, he loves football. He's got the mentality of a college linebacker; he's got a lot of energy."
Deonte will join high school teammate Geoff Mogus at Northwestern. The two were a part of St. Edward High School's state championship team in 2010. Now, Gibson and Mogus will be teammates, and roommates at Northwestern.
"He said he couldn't wait to play, he wants to suit up today," Geoff Mogus said of his former high school and future college teammate. "He just talked about being roommates, that he really likes Fitz, and he can't wait to play for Fitz. He said our (recruiting) class is really good, and he wants to do what we did at (St. Edward H.S.), and bring it to Northwestern and win a Rose Bowl and championship."
Gibson and the 17 other Northwestern commits will sign their official letter of intent on National Signing Day, which is Wednesday, February 2nd.