Tuohy to make a name for himself at Loyola

October 13th, 2011

The Baltimore Sun
By Don Markus
Oct. 12, 2011

Moviegoers who saw Ravens offensive tackle Michael Oher‘s saga depicted in the “The Blind Side” recall Sean Tuohy Jr. as the future football star’s rambunctious little brother who interrogated big-time college coaches when they came to the family’s Memphis, Tenn., home on recruiting trips.

Tuohy is now a senior at the same private high school where Oher was discovered, and a pretty good basketball player — good enough to earn a scholarship at Loyola University, where Tuohy has committed orally to play beginning next season.

A 6-foot-1, 195-pound guard who, according to Briarcrest Christian School coach John Harrington, is a “pass-first and pass-second point guard,” Tuohy said in a telephone interview Wednesday night that his recruitment to Loyola began when his parents met Greyhounds coach Jimmy Patsos “two months ago” at an event in Baltimore.

“I was being recruited by a lot of smaller Division I schools like Loyola. They looked it up online and called some people, and it took off a little bit,” Tuohy said.

Shortly afterward, Tuohy got a call from Patsos. It was about 10:30 a.m. on a Sunday morning, and Tuohy was half asleep.

“He told me I was going to love it there because they didn’t do anything before 9 in the morning,” Tuohy said. “That was the first time I talked to him, and I remember thinking, ‘This is the guy I want to play for.'”

Patsos is not allowed to talk about recruits until they sign a national letter of intent.

Read more