Having sat out the majority of last season through injury, Pete Laverick is aiming to make up for lost time ahead of the new 2017/18 season.
The gifted centre, who is part of the club's senior academy, has progressed to Sandy Park through the club's excellent relationship with the University of Exeter.
A key member of the University side that lifted the BUCS title at Twickenham in 2016, he has combined playing rugby at a senior level with that of completing a degree course.
Last season he featured prominently in the Chiefs Sevens side that got to the final of the Singha Premiership 7s at the Ricoh Arena. This term he is to be dual-registered with Championship outfit, the Cornish Pirates