Koa Farmer plays on both sides of the ball and that's one of the things that make the 2014 athlete from Sherman Oaks (Calif.) Notre Dame so attractive to college coaches.
Utah offered the 6-foot-1, 195-pound prospect earlier this week and the Utes already have some in-roads with the junior standout.
Sherman Oaks Notre Dame teammate LeRoy Tanoai is committed to Utah and is related to assistant coach Kalani Fifita Sitake. That connection could play a factor for Farmer as well as his recruitment continues.
"I met them last year during spring because the coach's brother (Tanoai) goes to our school and then they came to our last game against Crespi," Farmer said. "They offered me as an athlete."
What Farmer knows about Utah's program is still preliminary but the 2014 prospect has seen the Utes play against USC and some other teams this season and said he'll get to know the coaching staff better as time goes on.
He'll also talk to Tanoai more about the program to get his guidance.
"I saw them play SC and I've seen them a couple other times," Farmer said. "I think they definitely have the potential to be really good.
"I'll talk to LeRoy about them moving forward."
This weekend Farmer and teammate Khalfani Muhammad, a four-star running back, are expected to attend the Cal-Stanford game. Farmer also plans to visit Boise State sometime this season.
Utah, Boise State, Cal and Boston College are the four main teams showing interest in Farmer and he hopes others get involved soon, too.
"I get a lot of letters but those schools are the ones mainly talking to me," Farmer said.