There's more than meets the eye when it comes to South Australian draft prospect Jase Burgoyne.

The 18-year-old has officially nominated to join the Power as a father-son selection ahead of this month's National Draft, following in the footsteps of his father, Peter.

The talented half-back/midfielder shared his 2021 campaign with spells at Woodville-West Torrens and Port Adelaide, featuring in several stints in the SANFL seniors.

Weighing in at just 65kgs and standing at 185cm, Burgoyne would commonly be the smallest player on the field each time he lined up for the Magpies.

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Despite his frame, the exciting prospect has quickly turned heads in the SANFL after matching up with current and former AFL-listed players.

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Teammate and ex-Port Adelaide defender Jarrod Lienert told Zero Hanger of the surprising talents Burgoyne possess after first arriving at Alberton Oval.

"I saw a lot of Jase this year," Lienert said. "He came and played some league footy with me at the Magpies and I must say when he first came in we were thinking 'mate you're a bit small to be playing'.

"A few of the boys were a bit hesitant in chucking him into the deep end, but the coaches said 'nah he can play'.

"He played probably three or four games with us and he was extremely talented."

Speaking on Burgoyne's eagerness to learn about the game from more senior heads at Port Adelaide, Lienert was jolted by the teenager's professionalism.

"He came up to me and a few of the older guys and really wanted to learn. His willingness to learn was something that really struck me, along with his natural talent," Lienert told Zero Hanger. 

"It was really impressive to me, especially a guy playing league footy at 65 kilos.

"He had some really good moments in those games and is a really exciting prospect for the future."

Burgoyne is among a plethora of South Australian draft hopefuls likely to land in the opening rounds of the National Draft, with the class out of SA prospects headlined by likely No.1 pick Jason Horne-Francis.

Having played with and against some of the best young names in the country, Lienert stated his excitement in the future of South Australian representatives.

"There are so many good South Australian products this year," Lienert said.

"Jason Horne-Francis is an absolute freak, we all know that, but there's so many that I really hope can get picked up in the next few weeks.

"There's certainly lots of talent around... We get a first-hand look in the SANFL, which is definitely the best league outside of the AFL from what I can gather."

GEELONG, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 24: Jason Horne of the NAB AFL Academy in action during the match between the NAB AFL Academy and the Geelong Cats VFL side at GMHBA Stadium on April 24, 2021 in Geelong, Australia. (Photo by Daniel Pockett/AFL Photos/via Getty Images)

Horne-Francis and Burgoyne join the likes Glenelg excitement machine Nasiah Wanganeen-Milera, Bulldogs tall Leek Alleer and South Adelaide duo Arlo Draper and Matthew Roberts in leading the charge from SA.

The National Draft will commence on November 24 for the first-round selections, with the remaining rounds to be counted the following night.