Sam Davies has revealed that the desire to step out of his father's shadow was behind his decision to join the Ospreys.
The 19-year-old showed any doubters just how talented he is when he picked up the IRB Junior Player of the Year gong in June after helping Wales to the final of the Junior World Cup.
While many have long been a fan of the fly-half's talent, Davies has always struggled to prove himself in the eyes of others who feel he has been riding on the coat tails of his father, Wales international Nigel Davies.
Davies senior went on to coach Scarlets for four years once his playing days were over and the younger Davies reveals this played a role in his decision to throw his lot in with the Ospreys and not the Scarlets.
"When I was younger, when I was involved with West Wales, you had people saying I was only there because of my father," the youngster told the South Wales Evening Post.
"A few years ago I had the chance to go the Scarlets but it was my decision to come with the Ospreys, which I felt was the best decision for me.
"I had grown up with the Ospreys region, I could see how strong they were, and I felt it was the best pathway.
"Also, I did not want to go to the Scarlets and be in my dad's shadow, living off his reputation, because that's what people would have said.
"But I have been lucky to have someone like my father who has been high up in rugby. He would talk me through games, what I had done right and wrong, but he would never be overpowering. There was never any pressure on me."
The weight of expectation that comes with finding success so early on may be daunting to some, but Davies insists he's not feeling any extra strain.
"I don't think it puts extra pressure on me," he said.
"I am used to it because I have had to grow up with the pressure of being involved in a family who are already involved in rugby.
"I was a bit in shock when I heard the decision. I was looking at some of the names on the trophy before the final when I knew I was on the shortlist and was thinking 'wow!'
"When I found out at the end of the final it just came as such a surprise. To have my name up there is incredible."