Lee Cleared by UCLA Admissions

Redlands (Calif.) running back Craig Lee has cleared UCLA admissions, after an arduous process over the last few months...

Redlands (Calif.) running back Craig Lee has been cleared by UCLA admissions, according to sources.

After earning a qualifying ACT score a month ago, Lee maintained the necessary grade point average over the final semester of his senior year to clear UCLA admissions.

One hurdle remains, however, in that Lee still needs to earn Official NCAA eligibility in order to be fully admitted to the school. That is thought to be more of a formality than anything now that Lee has earned qualification by UCLA standards, but the NCAA has not yet reviewed his file.

There is no guarantee that the NCAA will review Lee's file before the start of UCLA's summer session, which begins next week. If the NCAA does not end up reviewing Lee's file prior to the summer session, he may not be admitted for the until the fall.

Lee was not immediately qualified on Signing Day, and has spent the last few months achieving the necessary test scores and grade point average to earn admission.

Once admitted, Lee figures to immediately compete for playing time in a backfield that is seeking to replace all-time leading rusher Johnathan Franklin.

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