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Seems fishy. On one hand, he probably realized that the distance would be brutal and it would be hard to make it work. If you continued to talk everyday he might get too attached to you, and given the distance it would be hard to accept the fact that it might not work out with you. I can say from experience that that has happened to me.
On the other hand, he could've been playing you and feeding you those lines to get him to like him. I've seen it happen. And also he could've found someone else closer to him that he is now pursuing.