The AJC has the story on Blaes.
Here’s what Coach Garner says about it:
“To bring kids in January, you have to have the number of kids graduate,” Georgia recruiting coordinator Rodney Garner said. “If a guy graduates, then you can replace him. But if guy doesn’t make the required grades to get his degree, then you can’t replace him.”
Evidently one player that Georgia was including in its count of available scholarships won’t graduate in time to free up a mid-year slot, and Blaes became the odd man out.
That’s fine, in and of itself. My only question is what did the staff tell the kid and the school when they recruited him. If they let him know about this situation, then well and good. If not, then some criticism seems warranted.