After putting off his decision until late April, the 6-foot-3 lead guard made his decision. On Friday, Joseph gave Rick Barnes and Texas a verbal commitment.
"It was very, very tough," Joseph said. "It was down to the wire. I just had to go with the school that was best for me. It was very tough. All five schools are great programs and have great coaches."
"I have great relationship with coach Barnes and the staff and the players," Joseph said. "I feel like texas is the best fit for me overall."
"They are all great coaches and great guys," he added. "They are all great programs. I can only choose one school and I felt like Texas was the best fit for me. I created a great bond with all of them by talking to them and seeing them around."
Joseph will now reunite with close friend and high school teammate Tristan Thompson in college. Although the two wanted to play with together, Thompson wasn't overly aggressive recruiting him.
"He's like my brothers and everyone wants to play with their brothers and their friends but at the same time they want you to do what's best for you," Joseph said. "So Tristan Tristan kind of backed off and let me make my own decision.
Joseph is rated No. 6 at the point guard spot and No. 22 overall on Scout.com.