UCLA running back Craig Lee falls short on academics

UCLA's Lee Craig,21, runs for yards against teammates, during the second quarter of the UCLA Spring Football Showcase,  at the StubHub Center.    Carson Calif., Saturday, April 26,  2014.  (Photo by Stephen Carr / Daily Breeze)

UCLA running back Craig Lee (21) runs during the Bruins’ Spring Football Showcase at the StubHub Center on April 26, 2014. (Stephen Carr/Staff)

UCLA running back Craig Lee was unable to qualify academically and is no longer with the team.

The news was first reported by the Los Angeles Times. Lee was a four-star recruit in 2013, but needed extra time that summer to raise his grades and test scores before being cleared to join the team. The Redlands High grad also struggled to pick up parts of the playbook, and never played a snap for the Bruins.

He missed preseason training camp this year as he again worked to improve his grades.