Go ahead and connect with him.. he might be feeling same like you...
he is my friend and maybe I know that he doesn't feel same things like me.
just try once.. may be he also feel the same .. y not give a try
what if he say no ?
don't ask directly ... you can start taking normally and then u can start accordingly...
you can ask him that you guys known each other for a while, and I really enjoy talking to you and being around you. I think I'm starting to like you as more than a friend, and I was wondering if you feel the same way.. so please let me know ..