Curtis Tilt revealed a conversation with Blackpool manager Gary Bowyer was the deciding factor in his decision to move to Bloomfield Road.
The Seasiders fought off competition from other League One clubs to tie the defender down to a two-year deal on Thursday.
A first move to the EFL was a big decision for Tilt and he praised Bowyer’s role in the decision.
“I spoke to the Gaffer and he told me where he wants to take the Club and his ambitions match mine,” he said.
“I had a few offers in the same league, looked at what I had on the table and Blackpool was the biggest club by far.
“I’ve only ever seen the stadium from the outside and it seems even bigger inside so I can’t wait to get started.”
The 25-year-old joins following a strong season in the National League with Wrexham and Forest Green Rovers, which he believes was massive for his development.
“It was my first time in full-time football. It was different because you train every day but I slowly got used to it and I embraced every second.
“The dream has always been to come in the EFL. To make it there is an achievement, all my family are proud and I can’t wait to get started.
“I’m strong, physical, good in the air and quite positive on the ball. I’ll get forward if I can, but most of all I thrive on clean sheets,” he added.