Yeovil skipper Paul Huntington will sign for Preston when his contract expires at Huish Park.
The 24-year-old defender will put pen to paper on a two-year deal at Deepdale on July 1.
The Glovers confirmed earlier on Tuesday that the former Newcastle man had rejected the opportunity to stay at Huish Park.
In a statement, North End chairman Peter Ridsdale said: "We are continuing to quietly work hard behind the scenes to put the pieces together of a team we hope will challenge at the top end of League One next season.
"Paul is a hungry young footballer and yet another player who has captained the team he is with this season, like John Welsh. If we can have a team of 11 leaders on the field then we will definitely be competitive."
Manager Graham Westley added: "Paul has big club experience at both Newcastle and Leeds, and League One experience at Yeovil Town. He has all the attributes needed to be successful at this level and I fully expect him to be so."