Dating again?

Amanda • Hi :)
So I broke up with my boyfriend almost a month ago and I recently started to reconnect with my friend that I Hadn't talked to in almost a year. I've hung out with my friend four times in one week and we've both said we have feelings for each other. I told him I want to wait until at least after the summer until I start dating again and he respects that. I just want to make sure that he isn't a rebound and that these feelings are real. Is this smart? And any advice would be appreciated :)