The Bears have added another key piece to their offensive line. After announcing his transfer from the Cardinal in June, Stanford graduate Barrett Miller will take his talents across the bay to play for the Bears in the 2023 season, Cal football announced Sunday on Twitter.
Prior to his time in Palo Alto, Miller graduated from Eaglecrest high school in Aurora, Colorado. As a prospect, Miller was ranked as a four-star recruit and the No. 1 overall offensive tackle in the state, according to 247Sports.
As a freshman at Stanford, Miller started eight games at left guard, making his first start just a handful of months after graduating from high school. This early start translated to a long and successful career, as Miller started 30 games over the course of four seasons, one of which was shortened due to COVID-19.
The three-time Pac-12 Academic Honor Roll recipient will likely continue to play on the interior for the Bears, either at left or right guard. Miller will be tasked with anchoring an offensive unit that has seen some major additions this offseason, including Texas A&M transfer Matthew Wykoff and new offensive coordinator Jake Spavital. Adding Miller will likely aid the Bears’ running game, which has also received several transfers to complement Jaydn Ott in the backfield.
Following a transfer portal exodus that saw the departure of starting offensive linemen Ben Coleman and Spencer Lovell, Cal’s recruitment team has flipped the script. Since the start of spring, the blue and gold have welcomed a transfer class that ranks 17th in the nation, based on a composite ranking from 247Sports.
With Miller, the Bears continue an impressive run on transfers this offseason as fall camp approaches.