2016: Greene, who came to USC as a quarterback, will compete for key action as a sophomore wide receiver in 2016 after having an impressive 2015 campaign playing wideout for the first time. He worked at quarterback (his original position when he enrolled at USC) during 2016 spring drills.
2015: Greene was a backup wide receiver as a redshirt freshman in 2015 and he was also available as a quarterback (but did not play the position). Overall in 2015 while appearing in all 14 games at a wideout (starting 3 times, versus Notre Dame, Utah and California), he had 10 catches for 105 yards (10.5 avg) and 3 carries for 7 yards (2.3 avg), and he also completed 3-of-4 passes (75.0%) for 127 yards with a TD off of receiver throwbacks.
He caught 2 passes for 25 yards and threw an 18-yard completion on a lateral against Arkansas State, then caught 3 passes for 27 yards against Idaho. He threw a 75-yard scoring pass off a lateral (he also caught 2 passes for 22 yards) at Notre Dame. He caught 2 passes for 15 yards against Utah (and he also threw an incomplete pass). He caught a 15-yard pass, completed a 34-yard pass and had a rush for minus 6 yards at California. He had a 7-yard run off a backwards pass at Oregon and a 6-yard scrambling run against Wisconsin.
2014: Greene, who enrolled at USC in the spring of 2014 after graduating a semester early from high school, redshirted as a freshman quarterback at USC in 2014, his first year at USC. He won USC’s Offensive Service Team Player of the Year Award.
HIGH SCHOOL: He made 2013 Prep Star All-West, Cal-Hi Sports All-State second team, Max Preps All-State Division II first team, All-CIF Western Division, South Bay Daily Breeze All-South Bay Offensive Player of the Year, Wave Newspapers All-West Region and All-Mission League Offensive Player of the Year as a senior quarterback at Serra High in Gardena (Calif.). He completed 134-of-229 passes (58.5%) for 1,544 yards with 33 TDs and 6 interceptions in 2013, plus ran for 1,209 yards on 155 carries (7.8 avg) with 14 TDs. Serra was 13-1 in 2013 and advanced to the CIF Western Division title game.
As a 2012 junior, he made the Cal-Hi Sports All-State Junior first team, All-CIF Western Division, South Bay Daily Breeze All-South Bay first team and All-Mission League first team as he completed 167-of-266 passes (62.8%) for 2,443 yards with 25 TDs and 13 interceptions, plus ran for 1,137 yards on 151 carries (7.5 avg) with 9 TDs. Serra won the 2012 CIF Western Division championship and the CIF State Division II Bowl.
He made the 2011 Cal-Hi Sports All-State Sophomore first team, South Bay Daily Breeze All-South Bay second team and All-Mission League MVP as a sophomore, completing 88-of-168 passes for 1,368 yards (52.4%) with 10 TDs and 4 interceptions and running for 694 yards on 86 carries (8.1 avg) with 7 TDs.
As a 3-year starter, he went 35-6 while throwing for 6,355 yards with 68 TDs and running for 3,040 yards with 30 TDs. Current Trojans Adoree’ Jackson, Olajuwon Tucker, Jalen Jones, Rasheem Green, John Houston Jr., Deontay Burnett, Caleb Wilson, Oluwole Betiku and C.J. Pollard also prepped at Serra.
PERSONAL: He is a communication major at USC.
GAME-BY-GAME WITH JALEN GREENE