"I have enjoyed my time at NC State and have a great relationship with Coach Amato and the other coaches," McLendon said.
"But I have a family to take care of and I've decided that it is time for me to start thinking about my future."
The Albemarle, N.C., native rushed for 33 touchdowns in his three years at NC State, the third-best mark in school history. He scored 35 total touchdowns, which also ranks third among all-time Wolfpack players.
"We certainly wish T.A. the best," said Wolfpack head coach Chuck Amato. "He is a very talented player and we hope he has great success."