Tristen Salster signs

Pleasant Valley's Tristen Salster signs with Point University on Monday.

PLEASANT VALLEY —  Pleasant Valley’s Tristen Salster signed his national letter of intent Monday to play his college football at Point University.

The 5-foot-11, 285-pound offensive lineman chose Point over Aurora. Point University is an NAIA school based in West Point, Ga.

Salter is part of Pleasant Valley coach Jonathan Nix’s revival of the Raider football program. The Raiders have progressed from 0-10 to 2-8, 4-6 and 5-5 in four years under Nix, running with Salter’s time in the program.

As a senior, Salster played offensive and defensive line. He graded 82 percent with 24 pancake blocks, helping Pleasant Valley come within a game of its first playoff appearance since 2010. He was a second-team All-Calhoun County selection.

Teammate Carson Brazier is expected to follow Salster to Point. Brazier’s signing ceremony is scheduled for Tuesday.

“Aurora University was really big on my list, but I really didn’t have anything at home,” Salster said. “I was looking for a Christian university to go to. Point offered me, so I went, and it really just felt like family there.”

Sports Writer Joe Medley: 256-235-3576. On Twitter: @jmedley_star.

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