Nicks was savageMr Nicks made it mandatory that PV grads who were teachers/principals send their best to PV and the PVIL held every HS playoff/state contest for all black HSs on PV’s campus. PV could choose the best of the best of the best when they wanted, at that time, no recruitment required. Also, PV was the western most HBCU so it had a strong shoe-in w/ the best of Cali and other western states as well.
Straight savage lol. “You wanna’ keep yo’ job? You better send De-Lo pulpwood haulin’ 350lb azz here.” lolNicks was savage
"The end of Jim Crow caused a significant talent drain for all HBCUs. Nicks had been able to stem the tide somewhat by persuading many of the state's black high school coaches to continue sending their players to Prairie View rather than to a predominantly white school. At one point, nearly all of them had played for Nicks–a legacy of the days when Nicks had the pick of every good black player in Texas–and owed their jobs to him. Usually, a single phone call from Nicks was enough to persuade one of Nicks' former players to send a prospect to "The Hill." He wasn't above threatening to have them fired if they didn't do so."
WOW! and DANG! at the same time
I still have nightmares about him......and Altrevion Joubert and Terrance Leavy (sp) and Quincy Richard....and....Michael Hayes was a BAD man!