Cornish Pirates fly-half Laurence May has impressed the club's coaching staff after his first start of the season.
May, 21, kicked a last-minute winning conversion as Pirates beat Bedford 32-31 in the Championship last week.
"He's a young lad who we've known has had a lot of potential and has proved the goods," said coach Gavin Cattle.
"He epitomised what we are about really, some of those young boys are just waiting for a moment and he's taken his chance with both hands."
Having initially joined the club on dual-registration from Premiership club Exeter last season, May signed a permanent deal in March.
He has featured three times this season and will make his second start when the Pirates host London Welsh on Saturday.
"It's only good for the squad because you've got the likes of Will Cargill and Kieran Hallett pushing for that spot as well," Cattle told BBC Radio Cornwall.
"It's just showing the development process that's going on at the club.
"I know we get judged on our games at the weekend, but it's the development of those boys as well, so we've been really pleased with the last couple of weeks."