When the news was broken to him, the 2014 athlete from Sherman Oaks (Calif.) Notre Dame was stunned and unsure of what would happen next.
Farmer said he remains committed to the Golden Bears but hopes the new coaching staff still wants him and he needs to find out more information as the situation develops.
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The 2014 recruit has been committed to Cal since late October.
"That's crazy," Farmer said. "I don't know where it stands now.
"For me it was both the school and him. I would still be committed there if anything but I don't know if my scholarship still stands. I don't know what's going on there."
Meeting the new coaching staff is crucial to Farmer, a 6-foot-1, 195-pound prospect who plays wide receiver and defensive back.
Until someone is hired, the 2014 prospect said he wants to see how things play out and not make any snap decisions.
Most importantly, Farmer wanted to give defensive backs coach Ashley Ambrose a call to figure out the next steps since they have developed a strong relationship.
Utah has also offered the Sherman Oaks Notre Dame standout and it's expected other Pac-12 teams will get involved as his junior year continues.
"I would like to meet the new coach," Farmer said. "That would be good but I still like the school in general. It's always been that great school for me but I want to meet the new coaches. I'm planning to call coach Ambrose right now.
"I still have some time. It's good that I have one more year. It's not like I'm signing in February."