Castleford Tigers have confirmed that they have signed teenage player Tuoyo Egodo from Kingstone Press Championship team London Broncos.
The 19-year-old outside back joins the Tigers after spending three years with the Broncos Academy and is seen as a top prospect for the future.
Egodo follows in the footsteps of a number of former London players to join Castleford over recent years.
In 2016, he spent time with Hemel Stags where he had his first taste of first team Rugby League, making nine appearances and scoring one try.
Egodo is now looking forward to taking the step up to Super League and joining the Tigers full time training environment.
He said: “I’m extremely pleased to be signing for Castleford, a big club with a great fan base behind it.
“I feel like I have a lot to offer and can’t wait to get stuck in with the lads.
“I’m looking forward to the move up north and I’m very excited to see what lies ahead over the coming years.”
Tigers head coach Daryl Powell said: “Tuoyo has come through the London system and looks a really exciting player for the future.
“He plays the game really physical and I’m really looking forward to see how he develops within our system. He is quick and strong with an ability to run straight over the top of people.
“He’s just come out of under 19s Rugby League but he is certainly one to keep an eye on and I’m delighted he has agreed to sign at the Tigers.”
Castleford chief executive Steve Gill said: “Tuoyo is an exciting young athlete who we have identified, who’ll make a real impact within our squad over the next few years.
“He is comfortable at either centre or wing and has shown at such a young age that he can be a real handful.
“I would like to thank everyone at the London Broncos for his development so far and the way in which they conducted business in regards to the transfer process. I’d also like to thank Tuoyo’s agent Craig Harrison.”