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.
Pleasant Valley's Tristen Salster talks decision after signing with Point University. pic.twitter.com/9EwDFs5SH9— Joe Medley (@jmedley_star) February 11, 2019
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.”