Swimming: Joseph Schooling chooses University of Texas at Austin

National swimmer Joseph Schooling has chosen the University of Texas at Austin for his college education. -- ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG
National swimmer Joseph Schooling has chosen the University of Texas at Austin for his college education. -- ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG

National swimmer Joseph Schooling has chosen the University of Texas at Austin for his college education.

A major factor in the Singaporean's decision is getting the opportunity to be coached by the Texas Longhorns' Eddie Reese, who was also the head coach of the United States' 2008 Olympics squad.

The 18-year-old top prospect turned down offers of many other schools, including the University of Florida and University of Michigan.

Joseph was earlier this week granted a deferment from serving national service until the 2016 Olympics.