Notable: Two-sport athlete also plays for the AFA football program.
Ben Davis HS: Lettered all four years in baseball and football... All-state, all-conference and all-county in both baseball and football... Led Ben Davis to two baseball conference championships... Led team in stolen bases... Played on three state champion football teams... National Honor Society member.
Personal: A member of Cadet Squadron 18, the Nightriders... Major is civil engineering... Birthdate is September 20, 1984... Nickname is J.P. ... Also recruited by Michigan, Indiana, Purdue and Dayton... Has an older brother, Brian, and younger sister, Amy... Son of Barry and Melanie Polston.
Why I came to the Academy: I came to the Academy because this is the one place that I could play two Division-I sports. I could have went to Michigan, Purdue, or Indiana, if I wanted to play only baseball. I also came because of the academics. Knowing how priceless a diploma from here is I wanted to come here so that I could receive an awesome job when I graduate from the Academy.
My plans for the future: If nothing happens with baseball, then I want to become successful outside of the Air Force in a regular environment.