HIGH SCHOOL - A three-star recruit according to both rivals.com and scout.com … No. 101 prospect on the scout.com West 150 list … PrepStar All-West Region selection, the No. 198-ranked recruit in the nation and the No. 23 running back in the country … Ranked as the nation’s No. 66 running back according to scout.com and the No. 1 RB prospect in Arizona … SuperPrep’s No. 8-rated prospect in the state of Arizona … Rated as the nation’s No. 27 “athlete” and the No. 8 prospect in Arizona by rivals.com … Rated the No. 3 recruit in Arizona and the No. 31 cornerback in the country by ESPN.com … As a senior, he totaled 1,401 yards rushing and scored 12 touchdowns … Made 32 catches for 501 yards and five touchdowns … On defense, he made 19 tackles and four interceptions … Returned six kickoffs for a 25.8-yard average … Ran for 1,187 yards and 14 touchdowns in 2011 … Also caught 14 passes for 340 yards and six touchdowns … Had seven kickoff returns for a 40.4-yard average, with two returns of over 80 yards for scores … Made 20 tackles as a defensive back and added one interception, one fumble forced and one fumble recovered … In 2010, he ran for 751 yards and 11 scores … Coached by Richard Taylor ... Also lettered in track (100m, 200m, 400m, 4 x 100m relay, 4 x 400m relay).
PERSONAL - Full Name: Jalen Ortiz … Born: July 1, 1994 in Alamogordo, NM… Parents: Anthony Ortiz and Kristina Mitchell … Has one sister, Mariah ... Lists his biggest thrill in sports as playing in the state championship game ... Admires the NFL's Tavon Austin … Hobbies include football, playing video games and hanging out with his friends ... Interested in an Economics major and a career in business.