Stuart Hogg will be a player to watch over the course of the 2013/14 RaboDirect Pro12 campaign.
The Scotland international was included in Warren Gatland's British and Irish Lions squad for the tour of Australia this summer.
With Rob Kearney injured, Hogg was earmarked as a potential replacement at full-back but never got any time in the three Tests as the Lions secured a series win Down Under.
The Scot will be desperate to prove a point over the course of the season as Glasgow Warriors star looks to cement his burgeoning reputation.
Encouragingly for Scotland and Warriors supporters, Hogg believes he is continuing to improve as he works on his fitness and strength following a demanding summer.
"I've experienced a massive step up in recent years but I've worked hard on my game," Hogg told Glasgow Evening Times.
"I think the improvements in my game have come from there. In the last two years I have put on six or seven kilograms which has made a positive impact on my game.
"I used to be smashed about everywhere but now I am able to hold my own."
Hogg ranks Rob Kearney and Brian O'Driscoll among his rugby idols, but the Scot played his part in Glasgow's 12-6 win against Leinster this weekend.
With the 21-year-old set to continue his development, Hogg should blossom into a Pro12 star.