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WATCH: Texas walk-on Jarmarquis Durst surprised with a scholarship

Posted August 23rd, 2018

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Defensive back Jarmarquis Durst will be on scholarship for his senior season at Texas.

Texas gave Durst, who walked onto the team in 2016, a scholarship on Thursday. In a video posted on the team’s Twitter page, Durst was asked to talk in a team meeting about a humanitarian trip to Jamaica that he took with a group of UT athletes in May. During the presentation about Soles4Souls with offensive lineman Patrick Hudson, Durst was surprised with a scholarship.

Last year, Texas used a magic trick to put offensive lineman Garrett Graf on scholarship.

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Thursday’s announcement about putting Durst on scholarship set off an impromptu celebration among the Longhorns. An emotional Durst then thanked UT coach Tom Herman and his teammates.

The 6-1, 200-pound Durst has appeared in only two games since he arrived at Texas. A native of Conroe, Durst played at Tarleton State from 2014-15.

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