February 1 marks National Signing Day in the college football world, a day when programs around the nation announce which high school recruits have committed to play for them in 2017.
Although they're in the NFL now, Seahawks players still carry plenty of pride for their collegiate stomping grounds, and as such, many have been closely following their alma mater's National Signing Day announcements as the day goes on, sending out well wishes and notes of encouragement to their former school's new class on social media.
Here's a look at what the Seahawks are saying about National Signing Day:
From center Justin Britt, a proud Missouri Tiger:
Safety Steven Terrell, who attended Texas A&M, welcomes players to the Aggie family:
Defensive end Frank Clark, a Michigan Wolverine, gives a shoutout to all signees, prepping each player to expect a call from their school's strength coach very soon:
Safety Jeron Johnson, who attended Compton, California's Dominguez High School with cornerback Richard Sherman, shares a throwback pic of the pair on signing day, when Johnson chose to play for the Boise State Broncos while Sherman selected the Stanford Cardinal:
Defensive back Dewey McDonald, who played at a pair of Division II schools in Fairmont State and California (PA), congratulates all of today's signees and offers an optimistic message for those on their way to play D2 football:
Receiver Tyler Lockett, a standout at Kansas State, shares what he remembers from his own signing day:
Former Colorado offensive lineman Will Pericak used the school's football account to send a video message to all incoming Buffalo: "What's up, future Buffs? Welcome to the Buffalo family. I wanted to say take advantage of every opportunity these next four years provide because these relationships will develop and last a lifetime. Go Buffs!"
Tight end Brandon Cottom tells his fellow Purdue Boilermakers to work hard and stay humble:
Defensive end Cliff Avril, another Purdue Boilermaker, says National Signing Day got him one step closer to achieving his dreams:
Defensive end Cassius Marsh shows some love for the incoming Bruins at UCLA:
Strong safety Kam Chancellor looks back to his time at Virginia Tech:
And former Texas safety Earl Thomas gives a "big congrats" to all those receiving a chance to continue their football careers: