Ben Whiteman with continue his development away from Bramall Lane for the first-half of the 2017/18 campaign.
The 21-year-old has agreed a six-month loan deal at League One newcomers Doncaster Rovers and moves to the Keepmoat with immediate effect.
The midfielder impressed whilst spending a prolonged period in League Two with Mansfield Town during the second-half of last season, scoring seven times in 23 appearances for the Stags.
Of Whiteman's temporary departure down the M18, boss Chris Wilder remarked: "Ben is an excellent prospect and did well in his six months at Mansfield Town last season, winning a number of individual awards.
"This is a great opportunity for him to step up a level and we'll keep a close eye on his progress."