No prospect in the 2010 class has played his recruitment more closer to the vest than Cory Joseph. On Friday, however, he committed to play in the Big 12.
Texas is coming off a disappointing year, but the Longhorns scored a vital recruit in Joseph, a 6-foot-3, 180-pound point guard from Henderson (Nev.) Findlay Prep.
Admittedly torn between his brother at Minnesota and his friend and teammate Tristan Thompson, Joseph had to go with the school he felt was the best fit.
"I have my brother at Minnesota and my friends at Texas," said Joseph. "Who wouldn't want to play with their brother or with their friends? So in the end I just had to go where I thought it was the best fit.
"I like the style of play at Texas, the way they get up and down the court. There is a great opportunity at the point guard position. And Coach Barnes is a great coach and we have a great relationship."
Joseph, the No. 7 ranked prospect in the Rivals150, chose Texas over Connecticut, Minnesota, UNLV and Villanova.