Alan Devonshire has swooped for Walton Casuals striker Nana Badu, writes Tim Street.
The 23-year-old former Maidenhead and AFC Hornchurch frontman scored 22 goals for Casuals in Ryman League Division One South last season.
Sutton United and Carshalton were both after his signature last season, but Hampton & Richmond Borough boss Devonshire won the race.
He said: "Nana is big, strong and quick. He is very raw, b ut we believe we can develop him.
"He can only learn from the likes of Lawrence Yaku and Ian Hodges.
"He had fitness issues last season and he couldn't train due to where he li ved, but that has now ben sorted."
Badu becomes Hampton's second summer signing following the capture of Sutton United centre-back John Scarborough.
Dev will also run the rule over three of four trialists when pre-season training begins on Tuesday, and decide whether or not to offer them terms.
Meanwhile, star midfielder Elliott Godfrey has left Hampton to join former Beaver Alan Inns at AFC Wimbledon.
Hampton have already flogged 1,200 tickets for the West Ham friendly on July 17 and expect to break their record attendance of 2,500. Call 020 8979 2456 for tickets.
The Beavers are also urging fans to send their old football boots to the club so they can send them to schoolchildren in Uganda, as part of their links with the African Revival charity. Hampton School recently donated 130 pairs.