Gabriel James Gamez, 22, is accused of shooting Darrell Turner, 18, and teammate Thomas Woodson, 15, in the parking lot of an AT&T store at 5348 McFarland Drive at about 10 p.m. last Thursday.
Investigators say it all started with a fight.
Turner, a rising senior and a linebacker, was taken to Duke University Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Woodson, a rising junior, was shot in the leg, and authorities said his wound wasn't life-threatening.
Turner and Woodson were visiting colleges in Durham and were on their way to a football camp in Florida.
Gamez was in Durham for a family member's funeral. His next court appearance is July 18.