Thursday Round-Up: Richard Sherman visits high school alma mater

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Richard Sherman visited his hometown of Compton, California to talk to kids at Dominguez High School - his alma mater, L.A.'s Verbum Dei High School, and the Brotherhood Crusade as part of his "Student With A Goal" SWAG Tour.

Good morning, 12s.

Here's a look at what's "out there" for today - Thursday, April 2 - about your Seattle Seahawks:

Sherman's Surprise Visit

On Wednesday, Seahawks All-Pro cornerback Richard Sherman paid a surprise visit to Compton's Dominguez High School - his alma mater - to speak to students about the importance of education and hard work.

"If you put in the work, put in the time, put in the effort, you're going to reap the benefits," Sherman, a Stanford graduate, told Sam Farmer of the Los Angeles Times of the message he hoped to pass on to the local youth. "But if you don't put in the work and the effort, you can't expect to be successful."

Seahawks.com followed Sherman's visit back to his California hometown in 2013, when he stopped and spoke at Dominguez High, Verbum Dei High School in Watts, and the Brotherhood Crusade.

"I want these kids to know that there's a big world out there and that goals can be achieved and it really doesn't matter where you come from or what situation you started from," Sherman told Seahawks.com' Clare Farnsworth at the time. "Here, you start from a city where nobody really gives you a chance. Everybody goes for the statistics – this amount of people go to jail or are murdered.

"People don't try to pull out positives. I'm trying to show them there are positive sides to the city. There are some building blocks here. There's a lot more to it. There's a lot more to them than they even know. And I want them to know they can achieve anything they put their mind to."

Instagram Of The Day

We're subbing our usual "Tweet of the Day" for an "Instagram of the Day" from Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, who in an April Fools Day gag claims he's leaving the sport of football to "pursue the path of male modeling."

More From Around The Web

Here at Seahawks.com, I take a look at how NFL free agency has affected the Seahawks' 2015 opponents.

The Seahawks re-signed fullback Will Tukuafu and defensive tackle Jesse Williams yesterday.

Terry Blount at ESPN.com pinpoints four players that could interest the Seahawks with their third-round pick (No. 95 overall) in the 2015 NFL Draft.

And Peter King at TheMMQB.com takes his best guess at predicting the first 32 picks of this year's draft.

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