The former Barnsley defender was full of praise for how the Blues worked hard to make him feel at home.
He said: "I think Everton is a huge, huge club and I couldn't turn it down - especially when you'd seen people walk the same pathway as me. John Stones, Brendan Galloway - people signed from lower league teams were getting chances.
"It's something I definitely wanted to be involved in straight away.
"I basically knew from the season before that I had to go, it was something I'd got my head around but no matter how much you think about it when you're 18 - moving away, doing a medical and then moving straight away, it was something I found a bit difficult.
"Now I love it and it's the best decision I've ever made. A lot of people my age were going to uni, so I think my mum and dad tried to sell it to me like that, but it's not really like that."
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