Name: Jalen Greene
Size: 6-foot-3, 212 pounds
High School: Serra
Scouting Report: Standing at 6-foot-3 and 212 pounds, Jalen Greene has the makings of the ideal quarterback build. Left-handed, like former USC quarterback Matt Leinart, Greene offers something that many recent Trojan quarterbacks have not: mobility. Running for over 3,000 yards and 30 touchdowns in high school, Greene has proven that he is a dual-threat quarterback with great potential in Steve Sarkisian's new offensive system.
Prep Career: Greene hails from Serra High School, the Southern California high school football powerhouse that has produced recent USC stars Marqise Lee and Robert Woods (just to name two). A three-year starter, Greene accumulated quite the stat line, throwing for 6,355 yards with 68 passing touchdowns and running for 3,040 yards with 30 rushing touchdowns. The Cavaliers went 35-6 during Greene's tenure as starting quarterback, and Greene wrapped up his high school career by being voted All-Mission League Offensive Player of the Year, Max Preps All-State Division II first team and All-CIF Western Division.
Spring Ball: As an early entrant, the 2014 spring was the perfect opportunity for Greene to adjust to the tempo, mentality and overall atmosphere of collegiate football. The freshman alternated reps with Cody Kessler and Max Browne with the mindset of competing for the starting gig. Greene saw many elements of his game improve through the first practice periods of his Trojan career specifically noting his mental focus, endurance and accuracy. It's been an adjustment for the three-year Serra starter to now be third in line on the depth chart, but Greene is focused on learning everything he can from both Kessler, Browne and the entire coaching staff.
Sarkisian on Greene: "I think Jalen has a very high ceiling here. His future is very bright. He's a guy who has steadily improved and will continue to do so."
Here is Jalen Greene at the conclusion of 2014 spring ball...