ATLANTA, Ga. -- Another small change to Georgia's offensive coaching staff was revealed recently. When the team released its 2018 Media Guide, running backs coach Dell McGee had added the title of assistant head coach.

That comes after a $200,000 raise after the 2017 season and a recruiting cycle in which he played an integral role in the Bulldogs signing the nation's No. 1 class according to the industry-generated 247Sports Composite.

Often times the salary bump and the new title go hand in hand as if the latter justifies the former. Kirby Smart, however, has a different view of the situation as it relates to McGee and the UGA coaching staff.

"With that role, it's increased position to be able to bounce things off, whether it is recruiting ideas, how we should do something," Smart said of McGee at SEC Media Days. "Dell is invaluable for me because I know that he can see things through a set of eyes that I can't always see them through. And I appreciate what Dell has done for our staff and what he's done for our program."

McGee certainly has a head coaching background. It started at the high school level where McGee watched Nick Saban, Urban Meyer, and many others come through his office at Carver High School in Columbus, Ga. Those coaches were there to recruit guys like Jarvis Jones, Isaiah Crowell, and Gabe Wright to their programs.

The Bulldog assistant told Dawgs247 back in January that observing those coaches and how they went about their business played a big part in him becoming the recruiter he is today -- one that was named the 247Sports Composite Recruiter of the Year after Georgia's banner haul in 2018.

He'll also hold a permanent spot in the Georgia Southern record books for his only game as a head coach in Statesboro. After Willie Fritz left the Eagles to take the head coaching job at Tulane in December of 2015, McGee was named the interim head coach for the Bowl where he led Georgia Southern to a 58-27 win over Bowling Green, It was the first bowl game win in the school's history.

While his work on the recruiting trail gets the most attention, McGee also seems to have done quite a job as a position coach, granted, he's had quite the group to work with. Under his watch, Nick Chubb and Sony Michel became the first duo in UGA history to both rush for 1,000 yards or more. In fact, both eclipsed the 1,200-yard mark. it was a season that resulted in Michel being taken No. 31 overall in the 2018 NFL Draft by New England. Chubb went four picks later to Cleveland with the third pick in the second round.

But perhaps one of the ways McGee impacts the program the most is in the example he sets for Georgia's players. At least Smart seems to think it's one of his greatest qualities.

"I think Dell has proven himself as a leader of young men. He did it throughout his career," Smart said. "This guy did in the Columbus area for a long time. I had a privilege of recruiting his high school for a long time and signed some of his players. I always had tremendous respect for Dell because he knows how to lead young men. He doesn't do it in a loud boisterous kind of way. He does it in a way you want your son to represent the University of Georgia. He has a tremendous family. He is a father. He does a great job for our team."