Oher's brother joining the Baltimore sports scene

Given the nature of Michael Oher's job, the Ravens offensive tackle didn't get to see his adopted brother play very often during his high school basketball career.

Starting next winter, Oher won't have any excuses when he misses Sean Tuohy Jr.'s games.

Sean Jr., Oher's younger brother, has orally committed to play basketball at Loyola University starting during the 2012 season.

"It's big," Oher said today. "I get to go to most of the home games, just to see him play. I didn't get a chance to watch him in high school much, so I get a chance to watch him a lot more, especially if he's coming up here to play.

"I'm very excited just to be able to hang out with him and just get to do more stuff with him. I'm pretty sure everybody will be up here more to Baltimore."

Sean Jr., who you might remember if you saw the movie "The Blind Side," is now a 6-foot-1, 195-lb. guard who Oher describes as a pass-first type of player.

"He's a smart player," Oher said. "He can find an open guy. He knows how to play the game. I enjoy watching him. His Dad is the SEC leader in assists still to this day, so he likes to pass the ball."

Oher said he expected Sean Jr. to go play at Ole Miss, where Sean Sr. played his college ball and where Oher hit the gridiron. Instead, the younger Tuohy opted to head further from home and closer to his big brother.

The Ravens' third-year tackle knows first-hand what the collegiate recruitment process can be like, but he said he let Sean Jr. take the lead in that area and didn't go out of his way to steer his younger brother through it.

"I haven't been involved," Oher said. "I'm playing football and doing stuff like that and letting him have his fun. I like to let people handle stuff like that and have fun with stuff like that. Hopefully, he enjoyed everything and he had fun."

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