Northern Knights player Mark Adair has signed an Academy deal with Warwickshire.
The 19 year-old has been with The Bears Academy since 2012 and Director of Cricket Dougie Brown is confident he will have a role to play in the forthcoming campaign.
"We're hopeful that giving him more experience will ensure that he continues to develop," said Brown.
"He has an exciting future in the game," added the former Scotland and England international.
"Mark will be an integral part of the squad for the 2016 season and hopefully push towards a full contract."
Adair made his first-class debut in last season's final County Championship game against Somerset, where his first wicket was that of former Test player Marcus Trescothick.