Most Helpful Guy
Sounds like he's doing his best to be a gentleman. He knows he made a horrible mistake and feels deep regret, combined with admiration and love for you. He probably also feels a bit defeatist regarding the prospect of your being able to move forward together as a romantic couple.
No more texting. :) You should speak face to face and talk this out. Be open and honest. You both sound like decent people. Everyone makes mistakes, but not everyone learns from them and improves. You two have a wonderful chance here to, at the very least, become real friends. Good luck. :)