I'd like to ask you if I can use like instead of as in a such + noun + as structure. I know that I can just use a noun + like something structure instead, which is simpler. But, what I would like to know is merely whether it is correct.
He tends to easily get close to such people as Tom.
He tends to easily get close to such people like Tom. ( ← Is this correct?)
He tends to easily get close to people like Tom.
Thank you for your help.