Joseph Tomlinson is delighted with his move to Brighton.
The defender will join next month in a Bosman deal from Yeovil Town.
He said, “I'm delighted to be able to say that I am a Brighton player and I've always dreamed about signing my first contract.
“I learned of their interest very quickly; I came on trial and I am happy that we got a deal done.
“This is the next step in my development, I am really looking forward to it and hopefully I can move on to the next level of football."
Tomlinson highlighted his attributes as a player and is looking forward to joining the club's under-23 squad at such an exciting time following their promotion.
“I am an attacking full-back; I like to get forward and score goals, but I also know how to keep my discipline.
“I defend well, I am very good at one-v-ones and stopping goals as well as scoring them.
“I've been following how well the team has done; I watched the County Cup Final and it's great to come at such an important time for the under-23s.
“It'll be great to play against such great teams following promotion, and it's just a dream come true."