One big take-away from a newspaper article (monolingual Ontarian needs a little help with a link, s'il vous plait/please) is that both players experienced culture shock, going from Quebec to Texas cities, Houston and Waco. Another take-home is that Plesius, redshirted at Baylor and switched from linebacker to defensive end, believes Canadian university football is competitive enough to turn NFL scouts' heads. With Western's Vaughn Martin a newly minted San Diego Charger, who's to argue, eh?
« Mon rêve n’était pas de jouer dans la NCAA, mais dans la NFL ... J’ai toujours la chance de le réaliser puisque des joueurs universitaires canadiens atteignent la NFL. »Gascon-Nadon, a 6-foot-4, 235-pounder, had success on the field at Rice. He helped the Owls go 10-3, win the Texas Bowl and was picked to Conference USA's all-freshman team and was honourable mention for the all-conference team.
(Rough translation, thank you BabelFish)
"My dream was not to play in the NCAA, but in the NFL ... I always have the chance to carry out it since Canadian university players reach the NFL."
Since Plesius did not play in any games at Baylor, a Big 12 school, presumably he would be eligible this season, whereas Gascon-Nadon would have to sit out a season.
It is just speculation at this point, but there is enough to warrant a newspaper article. One might as well get out in front of the rumours. Laval and Montreal would probably have the strongest shot at landing either player. It is noteworthy that Plesius' CEGEP coach at Champlain College in Lennoxville was former Laval star Jean-François Joncas.
Gascon-Nadon & Plessius dans la LFUQ? (Allez les Bleus)