Barrett Miller has always had his eye on the state of California and that's where he's headed to continue the next phase of his football career.

The 247Sports Composite three-star offensive tackle from Aurora (Colo.) Eaglecrest went public with his commitment to Stanford on Thursday, a couple weeks ahead of the start to his senior season. He picked the Cardinal over 15 other scholarship offers.

"I grew up with Stanford being my dream school because I think very highly of both football and academics, and Stanford was really second to none in both aspects," Miller told 247Sports. "I wouldn't say it was an obvious choice and there were some other great schools, but I soon knew that it would be Stanford for me."

The 6-foot-5, 270-pound Miller visited Palo Alto at the end of July just prior to the recruiting dead period and that trip sealed the deal.

"I had a great time out there the couple days we were there," Miller said. "I have always loved California. I've been out to San Francisco and San Diego, and every time I've loved my time there. The campus really shocked me -- it's one of the biggest ever and the amount of detail stood out to me. The influence Stanford has around the state is phenomenal. And I really love the weather, of course."

Miller became the 10th commitment for the Cardinal in the 2019 class and third offensive lineman, joining Texas-based center Branson Bragg and Pennsylvania guard Jake Hornibrook.

"The coaches definitely love the versatility that I have, coming from a spread and now to a tripe option I have experience with all types of run blocks and pass protection schemes, and that's what Stanford told me they expect. Athletes go in there with such great minds and they want the versatility from each player so they can able to run all the types of offenses they need based on who they have.

The decision had been in the works for a long time -- Stanford offered in early May during the spring evaluation period -- but Miller said he was waiting until he was formally admitted into the school before ending his recruitment.

"I have been admitted and that's why I waited to announce my commitment," Miller said. "I was admitted and then I started making the phone calls to let other coaches know that I was shutting things down and that I was committed. The Stanford coaches weren't too surprised because they knew I fell in love with everything on my unofficial visit. I was wide eyed when I was there. They were really excited to tell me that I had been admitted."

Miller is the nation's No. 47-rated offensive tackle and No. 4 overall prospect in the state of Colorado for the 2019 class, per the industry-generated 247Sports Composite.