First of all .. By taking the notion that you 'have to' tell him the full extent of your infatuation with him .. And throw it out the door.
THAT would freak anyone out..and the damage of doing that may be irrepairable. If you are attracted to him, then befriend him .. And get to know who he REALLY is .. Not just who you 'think' he is...and let him get to know you. If he returns your interest, then and only then have you got something to work with. Until then .. Keep your cool, and don't be so anxious to break what you haven't even begun to build.