staff, September 13, 2011

Tuesday night on "The Next Level," Rick Pizzo, Jon Jansen and Brandon Williams interviewed Nebraska standout linebacker Lavonte David. A junior college transfer a year ago, David tallied a Nebraska-record 152 tackles last season to put himself on the NFL radar. But what about his size? At 6-1 and 225 pounds, NFL scouts reportedly question whether he can be an NFL linebacker. What does Davis think about that? "Personally, I think my size can perform at the next level," he told our crew. Watch the entire interview now.

David and Nebraska host Washington at 3:30 p.m. ET Saturday on ABC. The game marks the third time the Huskers and Huskies have played in a calendar year, as Nebraska won in Week 3 last year and Washington won the Holiday Bowl. Watch our Nebraska video and visit our Nebraska homepage.

You can catch "The Next Level" at 7 p.m. ET every Tuesday during the fall. Pizzo, Jansen and Williams cover the Big Ten football stars from the past, present and future by tracking our shining professional players, as well as those current Big Ten athletes poised to make the leap.

Also, watch "The Next Level's" Big Ten NFL Recap video from Tuesday's show:

And you don't want to miss our feature on Wisconsin's strength program, either: