The news may have shocked many who follow the recruiting process closely in the state of Texas, but it was no surprise to Farrar or those in his camp.
"I planned on committing soon after the visit but I didn't know when," Farrar confirmed. "I have been high on UCLA ever since I started being recruited."
"When I got on campus it really checked every box that my parents and I look for in a school. They have a great education, it is in a great location, beautiful campus, great coaches. I could really relate to Coach (Jim) Mora, Coach (Adrian) Klemm and Coach (Kennedy) Polamalu."
"UCLA is a special place because it is one of the few places in the nation where you can get a great education and compete on the national stage," Farrar continued. "And the people in Westwood and at UCLA make it a great place to be."
UCLA checked all of the boxes for the Scout 300 prospect, but it was a relationship with offensive line coach Adrian Klemm that played a huge role in helping him make an early decision to commit.
"Coach Klemm and I have a great relationship," Farrar said. "We message on a daily basis and talk on the phone weekly. I can really relate to him and he has had great success as a player and a coach."
Farrar feels like he fits in well with the UCLA offense and he is hoping to make an early impact once he arrives on campus.
"Since they run a pro-style offense I think I can make an impact at the (offensive) tackle position, that's what they want me to play," Farrar said. "I feel like I can come in early and really impact their offense from day one."
Farrar feels like UCLA has had a lot of success in Texas and will continue to do so. It signed Adewale Omotosho and Brandon Stephens in its 2016 class and has long had a considerable presence in Texas.
"It started with a couple of Texas recruits and from then it was just a domino effect," Farrar said.
As a junior in 2015, Farrar earned First Team 23-6A All-District honors in 2015 and helped lead Travis to a 6-5 record and a playoff appearance.