About a week ago a recruiter connected to me on LinkedIn. He never sent me a message, which I thought was odd, since usually recruiters connect and send a message asking if I'm interested in employment opportunities. He should be able to see all of my information even without connecting to me too, so it's not like he needed to connect to see my full profile.
Normally I wouldn't care about this, but this time the company which he represents at the moment is actually a very interesting one, and I would be interested in at least having an interview.
My questions are:
Why did he connect? Is this normal from recruiters?
Should I send him a message asking why he connected or expressing my interest in the company he's representing?