UTEP top recruit gets TMZ treatment for official visit

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(CBS4) -- Talk about making an impression, UTEP men's basketball four-star recruit Isaac Likekele thought he was seeing things as he came down the 'arrivals' escalator with his mother Sara on Thursday evening.

"I didn't expect that." Likekele told CBS4's Eric O'Brien. "It just shows how much {the fans} care. It makes you feel important."

Likekele, a 6'4'' guard from Mansfield Timberview High School in Arlington, TX, is at the top of new head coach Rodney Terry's wish list along with Nigel Hawkins - both recruits are in El Paso on official visits together this week.

Likekele is scheduled to take official visits to Texas Tech and Oklahoma State after leaving UTEP. He recently decommitted from Fresno State when coach Terry took the UTEP job.

UTEP has already signed Efe Odigie, another part of Terry's 'big 3.'

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