Mixed signs ..

There’s this boy I dated/talked to my freshman year and now we are seniors I found myself liking him again we haven’t talked since freshman year, and I’ve expressed to him that I liked him and he told me that maybe in the future we could date but as of right now he’s not ready for a relationship which is fine. Then it’s awkward because he’s always staring at me now…. I don’t know what to do. It’s like is he staring at me because it’s awkward too? Or because he likes me back.