Burton Albion have signed defender Kristian Ramsey-Dickson from Midlands Combination Premier League side Continental Star after a trial spell.
Ramsey-Dickson, who was working in a pizza restaurant and playing part-time, has signed until the end of the season, subject to official confirmation.
The 22-year-old centre-back said: "Now I'm full-time at Burton Albion. I can't even describe it.
"I've only been playing centre-back for two years now. Every day I'm learning."
Ramsey-Dickson earned his deal after impressing during training and three reserves games.
"I've worked hard and got my head down. I need to get fit, get my positioning correct and hopefully I can be in the first team," he said.
"I used to run 10.3 seconds in the 100 metres and in those days I played striker. Now I've changed position and it's got me somewhere. It feels like I'm part of the team already, it's crazy."
Manager Paul Peschisolido said: "Sometimes in life people need breaks, and Kristian hasn't had many up until now. It's an opportunity for him.
"He is raw and hasn't played at any level yet. He is on a six-month contract and the first couple of months will probably be getting him fit and teaching him to be a professional footballer. He's a lovely lad and trains with a smile.
"You look at his frame, his size and his pace and maybe will be able to make something out of him. He's definitely got potential and we will see how quick a learner he is, it's up to him now."