If you are going to take some walk ons, I wouldnt want to take more than 3 if it can be helped. At the end of the season you can cut up to three players. You dont want to be stuck with more walk ons than you can cut the following season if at all possible. But filling scholarships to be able to redshirt players for the future would be better in my opinion.
Since your taking over a team that is all sim recruits to begin with, signing players would be very important. You can offer starts, playing time to help convince them. The walk ons will be far worse than the sim recruits currently on the team most likely.