Brightlingsea Regent have brought in Zach Smith-Walter.
The full-back joins The R’s from FC Clacton, where he has made over 100 appearances.
Smith-Walter had also caught the eye of Chelmsford City, where he had previously been on trial.
Manager Tom Austin told the club’s website: “Zach is one of the standout full-backs at Step 5. He is only 21, will get better and better.
“Zach is strong, quick and his distribution is spot on.”