Both Payton and Tucker wanted to do two things. A) Take all their recruiting visits before committing. B) Commit before the HS season begins in November.
Either A or B is not gonna happen. Gotta think it helps us more than hurts us. I will note that Tucker has already visited Creighton (and lived there) and there's nothing stopping him from "running into" members of the team if he were to head to Ames for a football weekend. Payton not being able to see Stanford is a + for Iowa and Drake fans.