2014 - Appeared in all 13 games on special teams and as a reserve in the Bruin secondary ... Made five tackles on the season, four at Texas when he came on to see extended time in the secondary ... An honorable mention academic all-conference team selection.
2013 - Saw action in all 13 games on special teams and a reserve wide receiver ... Made four receptions on the year for 27 yards ... Credited with one tackle on special teams ... Named to the Director's Academic Honor Roll for the 2013 Fall Quarter.
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 ... Political Science major ... Interested in a career in business ... Named to the Athletic Director's academic honor roll in Fall 2014.