Most Helpful Guy
You must be in high school or less... it happens. If you could call him a good friend, then I've got news for you... the second part answers your question. "it would become real awkward real fast" then you risk losing him.
Keep your friend hon, don't listen to "friends"... I did the same and my girl friends still love me.
Most Helpful Girl
Yes tell him but be prepared in case he doesn't feel the same. I had a crush on this guy when I was in the 8th grade, I never told him turns out years later I found out he liked me. I've regretted not telling him ever since.