The front-row forward was identified to the Chiefs through the club's strong links with the University of Exeter
The former Head Boy at the distinguished Millfield School, which has produced many international caps including former England captain Chris Robshaw, Owlett has spent the past few years studying for a degree in Business and Management here in Devon.
A key performer in the University side, including helping Exeter to lift the BUCS title at Twickenham in 2016, his on-field displays brought him to the attentions of the Chiefs, who used appearances in the Aviva A League to take a closer look at his potential.
Clearly the Chiefs management liked what they saw of the former Scotland Under-20s prop, offering him a senior academy contract with the club once his full-time education at the University was completed.
Last season he made three first team appearances for the Chiefs, all of them in the Anglo-Welsh, the first of which came in the 62-25 home win over Cardiff Blues.