everyone is telling me he likes me even his BEST friend but he doesn’t really act like he does. i’m normally good at telling when people like people. my best friend texted him asked if he liked me and he said he doesn’t know bc he did but his friend keeps telling everyone. then i got my guy friend who’s sort of friends with him to ask who he likes and he said that he doesn’t know but on the bus back from the school trip he said he found out and wouldn’t tell me. then my other best friend who used to be good friends with him texted him without telling me and then she told me that he says he does but he doesn’t know what to do bc he thinks i don’t like him and he doesn’t wanna force anything...
You've mentioned nothing of the most important factor - how you feel anent this guy. I'm assuming you fancy him somewhat, given this ado of reconnaissance agent delegation.
In general, excessive fear of rejection as he's exhibiting appears to be deemed as an undesirable quality. If you'd wish to attempt overcoming this hurdle regardless, cut out the middlemen and send him more hints of your interest.
On an unrelated note, you should prolly use more commas. If you spoke as you type, I doubt many would be able to follow.