Hampton & Richmond fans could soon be watching Ben Wright on Match Of The Day.
Fulham manager Roy Hodgson himself promised the Beavers striker he had what it took to get to the top - and proved it with a shock £50,000 transfer of Wright to Craven Cottage this week.
Wright revealed exclusively to Chronicle Sport the Whites' boss had spoken to him one-on-one last Friday.
Wright said: "He (Hodgson) told me to believe in myself and that if I knuckle down and work hard I have the ability to play in Fulham's first team."
In fact, Hodgson snapped up Alan Devonshire's 19-year-old summer signing without a formal trial as Reading and Millwall dithered over whether to take a gamble on the man whose 13 goals have fired Hampton's Blue Square South title bid.
All this has left the former Fleet Town youngster in dreamland.
Studies in Sports Science at Winchester University have been put on hold,Wright having no hesitation in taking a leap of faith into the professional game.
"The life I've got now is better than the one I've had to give up," he said. "I'm still pinching myself. I can't believe it really it's a dream come true.
"I met Fulham players like Andy Johnson, Danny Murphy and Brede Hangeland who have been stars off the telly to me, not people you meet everyday."
The former Fleet Town youngster acknowledged the huge debt he owed to Beavers boss Devonshire, who handled all the negotiations with Fulham on the player's behalf.
And Wright tipped his former team-mates to maintain their promotion push without him.
"I owe my professional contract to Dev.
"Without the confidence and the hard work he's put into me I wouldn't be where I am today.
"He and the boys can go on and get promotion.
"I think they've got the best defensive record in the league and Laurence Yaku, Ian Hodges and Shaun MacAuley have got the goals in them.
"Shaun has got great potential and when he gets his confidence up the goals will fly in."
"The goal for me would be to get an appearance by the end of the season.
"How realistic that is I'm not sure at the moment but that's a goal to aim for."