Truro City boss Lee Hodges says striker Andrew Neal can emulate Isaac Vassell by going on to play for a club in the English Football League.
Vassell, 23, left the Cornish side for League Two Luton in July 2016 and has been linked with a Championship move.
Neal played for 10th-tier Bodmin until last summer, but scored 18 goals in his first National League South campaign.
"He's in his early 20s, so there's a chance for him to do it," Hodges told BBC Sport.
"I've already spoken to one or two clubs about him - I know he's our player but he's still young enough, and I still think he can climb the leagues and play higher.
"I think he's got a chance to go like a Vassell, and all it needs is for someone to take that chance to make him play at a higher level."
Despite being their top scorer last term, Neal has started on the bench in Truro's opening two games of the season including a 3-0 win at Gloucester City on Monday.
Meanwhile, Hodges has not ruled out a return for ex-Plymouth forward Tyler Harvey, who ended last season at Truro but has been on trial with Exeter.
"We're talking - there's a possibility something could happen now," he said. "We're still after another defender as well, probably."